Philosophy & Ethics

Evolution Is Intelligent: A Learning Theory Opinion On Fitness

Some biologists resist the idea of intelligence in evolution because they are in a culture war against religious opponents who believe descent with modification was guided by a higher being. By being forced to abandon terms in response to encroachment by ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2015 - 1:08pm

What Makes A True Scientist?

Is a scientist someone who does science? It depends on who you ask, according to a presentation at the AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C.  A century ago, an occupation based on intelligence was regarded as a blue-collar endeavor. Sherlock Holmes was better ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2016 - 12:18pm

Organic Consumers Association Doubles Down On Pesticides And Zika Claims

Organic Consumers Association, which funds Denier For Hire cabals like the anti-science group U.S. Right To Know, has baffled the science community once again by just making stuff up. When groups made claims that a larvicide named pyriproxyfen was part of ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 6 2016 - 8:00am

Virtual Reality "Laws Of Robotics"-Type Code Of Conduct Created

The technological capacity for generating virtual worlds from home computers will soon be widely available to the general public, as special head-mounted displays are brought to market that create the illusion of being immersed in virtual three-dimensional ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2016 - 9:00am

Galactic Random-Genocide From Quantum-Relativistic Ethics With Diversity-Doctrine Or Donald Trump

Long Title: "Galactic Random-Genocide from Quantum-Relativistic Plenitude Principled Multiversial Many-Minds Ethics under the Doctrine of Diversity or Donald Trump" Alternative Title: The 1 CC = 50 FF or FFF Theorem or One Concealed Carry saves ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - Jul 1 2016 - 2:33am

60 Minutes: No Broadcasting Standards, No Investigation

Last week, a small group of people held a protest outside Channel Nine in Sydney. They were objecting to the network’s treatment of Adam Whittington, the Australian man whose company “recovered” Sally Faulkner’s children on the streets of Beirut. It’s cle ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 25 2016 - 8:12am

Affordable Care Act And Health Care- The Same Racial And Economic Disparities Persist

Though the Affordable Health Care was passed and signed without really knowing what it was, a few things were certain; you could keep your doctor, it would be cheaper due to competition for new customers, and socio-economic disparities would be eliminated ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 31 2016 - 9:44am

There is no Morality and no Such Thing as Ethics

Today’s affirmative action professoriate like to talk as though they own the moral high ground because they are not white men. It’s a big act. Even before the affirmative action professoriate came into being, the academic study of ethics and morality was ...

Blog Post - Alex Durig - Jan 2 2017 - 4:46pm

Perspectivism, 5 Determinisms And Impossibility Of Defining Free Will, Zen

Often, we do not understand because we do not see the issue from the other side. For example, the person who believes in some sort of determinism, the "determinist", wonders why those others, people such as those who believe in ‘free will’, the “ ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - Feb 21 2017 - 10:04am

The Expression Of Scientific Certainty By Expert Witnesses In American Jurisprudence

An expert witness is a person authorized by a judge to share professional opinions in a court of law about subjects in which the expert was found to be sufficiently knowledgeable and competent.   During criminal or civil litigation, the permission granted ...

Article - John Collins - Mar 17 2017 - 11:26am