Turing asked if computers can think. Now it seems the question is: Can computers cook?
The Atlas contains dozens of maps on where people of various religious faiths live in America, which can mean only one thing: time for a map quiz!
via – Vox
these qualia issues demonstrate that the conscious human mind cannot be reduced to the physical and biological processes of the brain.
[H]ere is a priest, outfitted in the finery of a centuries-old church, shaking holy water over the engines, invoking God’s protection for a journey to near-earth orbit. That these two spheres of human creation co-exist is remarkable. That they interact, space agencies courting the sanction of Russian Orthodox Christianity, is strange.
[Thomas Aquinas] died before completing the Third Part, which covers the subject of the end of the world. Perhaps for that reason, Thomas never got around to addressing the moral implications of a Zombie Uprising.
Check out Pitzer College philosopher Brian Keeley discuss conspiracy theories on Philosophy Talk
“Philosophy helped me trim the fat in my own thoughts. And I learned how to sit with my thoughts and have some insight and get to know myself a lot better. It was enormously beneficial. It’s the best possible degree I could have gotten, for someone wanting to do something very independent and creative.”