Science Is Not About Certainty

Has science forsaken philosophy? Moving beyond data and certainty, ancient scientists like Anaximander built a vision of the world…
Has science forsaken philosophy? Moving beyond data and certainty, ancient scientists like Anaximander built a vision of the world… [More]

Science of the Mind

A new science of the mind that links evolutionary theory and neurology will transform everything. The intellectual landscape today? No, the 1890s…
A new science of the mind that links evolutionary theory and neurology will transform everything. The intellectual landscape today? No, the 1890s… [More]

Science & Self-Identity

The assuming an authority of dictating to others, and a forwardness to prescribe to their opinions, is a constant concomitant of this bias and corruption of our judgments. For how almost can it be
The assuming an authority of dictating to others, and a forwardness to prescribe to their opinions, is a constant concomitant of this bias and corruption of our judgments. For how almost can it be [More]

Einstein, the celebrity

If the clouds hadn’t cleared above Principe on May 29, 1919, Einstein would be just another physicist…
If the clouds hadn’t cleared above Principe on May 29, 1919, Einstein would be just another physicist… [More]

The Robots of Deon

The United States military has expressed interest in developing robots capable of moral reasoning and has provided grant money to some well-connected universities to address this problem (or to at
The United States military has expressed interest in developing robots capable of moral reasoning and has provided grant money to some well-connected universities to address this problem (or to at [More]

Drone Ethics is Easy

When a new technology emerges it is not uncommon for people to claim that the technology is outpacing ethics and law. Because of the nature of law (at least in countries like the United States) it
When a new technology emerges it is not uncommon for people to claim that the technology is outpacing ethics and law. Because of the nature of law (at least in countries like the United States) it [More]

Talking Points & Climate Change

While science and philosophy are supposed to be about determining the nature of reality, politics is often aimed at creating perceptions that are alleged to be reality. This is why it is generally
While science and philosophy are supposed to be about determining the nature of reality, politics is often aimed at creating perceptions that are alleged to be reality. This is why it is generally [More]

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Philosophy & Science

In March of 2014 popular astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson did a Nerdist Podcast. This did not garner much attention until May when some philosophers realized that Tyson was rather
In March of 2014 popular astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson did a Nerdist Podcast. This did not garner much attention until May when some philosophers realized that Tyson was rather [More]

How Scientific Inquiry Works

A paradox: Distrust of science has spiked at a time when science and technology have achieved so much. Why the public fixation on perceived failures?…
A paradox: Distrust of science has spiked at a time when science and technology have achieved so much. Why the public fixation on perceived failures?… [More]

The War on Reason

Study after study shows that unconscious attitudes hold sway over us. But academic journals don’t offer a representative picture of how we act…
Study after study shows that unconscious attitudes hold sway over us. But academic journals don’t offer a representative picture of how we act… [More]