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Battle of the Paradigms: The Fight Over Internet Neutrality 

BATTLE OF THE PARADIGMS: THE FIGHT OVER INTERNET NEUTRALITY INTRODUCTION The philosopher Thomas Kuhn saw major scientific theories as being established through ‘paradigm shifts’. According to this view of progress, there is always a ‘paradigm’- a set of prevailing theories … Continue reading

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HOW MONEY CAN DISINCENTIVIZE WORK

HOW MONEY CAN DISINCENTIVIZE WORK (This essay is part twelve of the series HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK) Does monetary reward really provide the best incentive to work? If you live within a system that commodifies everything, turning it into private … Continue reading

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MY ‘APPLE’ CONSPIRACY THEORY.

MY ‘APPLE’ CONSPIRACY THEORY. What follows is just a hunch of mine. I have not done much research to verify its validity so maybe you should not take it too seriously.  My ‘Apple’ conspiracy theory has to do with what … Continue reading

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WHY ALIEN LIFE SHOULD GIVE CAUSE TO WORRY

If we should ever succeed in discovering life on other worlds, should that discovery trouble us? I think most people would say the answer to that question is ‘yes’ only if said aliens have tremendous technological capability. If that is … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER PART THREE

PART THREE: JETHRO SHRUGGED. In 1957, a book was published that took the murder-mystery concept in a new direction.  Rather than having a plot concerning the death of a human body and whodunnit, the story was instead about the death … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER PART TWO

THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER PART TWO: TELEOLOGICAL EGOCENTRIC FUNCTIONALISM  IN THE AGE OF DECADENCE. Jethro Knights is clearly the protagonist of ‘Transhumanist Wager’. Equally obviously, Reverend  Belinas is the antagonist. But is the Reverend Jethro’s opposite? I would argue … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER, PART ONE.

THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER. INTRODUCTION. In March 2002, the Taliban, on orders from Mullah Mohammed Omar, destroyed two statues of the Buddha, which had been carved into the side of a cliff in Banyan valley, central Afghanistan. Several explanations … Continue reading

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