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Stephen Stich

Stephen Stich (born May 9, 1943) is a professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Scientist at Rutgers University, as well as an Honorary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Stich’s main philosophical interests are in the philosophy of mind, … Continue reading

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Morality

Moral foundations theory is a social psychological theory intended to explain the origins of and variation in human moral reasoning on the basis of innate, modular foundations. At present, the theory proposes six such foundations: Care, Fairness, Liberty, Loyalty, Authority, … Continue reading

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Turing test

Eugene Goostman is an artificial intelligence chatterbot. First developed by a group of three programmers; the Russian-born Vladimir Veselov, Ukranian-born Eugene Demchenko, and Russian-born Sergey Ulasen in Saint Petersburg in 2001,[1][2] Goostman is portrayed as a 13-year old Ukranian boy in an effort to make his personality and … Continue reading

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Unconscious Decision Making

Published on Jul 26, 2012 Instinct is the driving force behind human decision making. Irrationality must be recognized if we’re going to get beyond the risks of not being built as thinking machines, says David Ropeik. David P. Ropeik is … Continue reading

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Intelligence

“Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.” ― Isaac Asimov

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Deepak Chopra

The Woo of Creation: My evening with Deepak Chopra Michael Shermer On Thursday, March 31, Deepak Chopra and I squared off for a second time in person in a public venue, this time accompanied by the physicist Leonard Mlodinow on … Continue reading

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The Republican Brain

source:  My Take: The religious roots of our political gridlock For many (though certainly not all) Republicans, the root of knowledge is a bedrock certainty about the inerrancy of a literal reading of the Bible. This provides them with clear, … Continue reading

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LSD Experiment

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the Independence of the Imagination

Declaration of the Independence of the Imagination and of the Rights of Man to His Own Madness by Salvador Dali WHEN, IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN CULTURE IT BECOMES NECESSARY FOR A PEOPLE TO DESTROY THE INTELLECTUAL BONDS THAT UNITE … Continue reading

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