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Archive for the ‘History’ Category

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March 14, 2014

Our current governments do not work.

January 8, 2014

What has Transhumanism got to do with the history of BitCoin? Actually quite a bit.

January 7, 2014

How can philosophies from the past be used for humanity’s future?

October 31, 2013

If you haven't read Mary Shelley's transhumanist horror fiction Frankenstein, today is the day to do it!

September 8, 2013

“Biological intelligence is a fleeting phase in the evolution of the universe. – Paul Davies”

September 1, 2013

We humans share a lot of DNA with chimps and other primates, so there’s no real doubt we reside fairly close to these other creatures on the evolutionary tree. But yet, there are some major gaps in the standard story of how primates transitioned into humans. I’ve recently become aware of a novel, eerily compelling, hypothesis that – if accepted – would appear to fill these gaps quite nicely.

May 22, 2013

Trofim Lysenko was born of a peasant family from the Ukraine in 1898. He attended the Kiev Agricultural Institute and was trained as an agronomist. In 1927 he studied the effects of low temperatures on crop plant growth and development, and claimed that this treatment (called “vernalization”) increased crop yields and became an inherited trait in the treated plants.

April 26, 2013

God is dead, said the man with the world's most exciting moustache. And many, seeing the dogma of ancient traditions as an anachronistic throwback to a time before the rise of reason, would seek to ensure that this process is completed as soon as possible.

March 4, 2013

Though our contemporary world still enjoys the favours of Enlightenment, people from every kind of scientific and philosophical discipline seem to have been defeated in the task of excavating our human origins. And it took a long way down. The Antique World, the Medieval World and all the following eras found themselves among the quest of trying to answer this most vital question: what does it mean to be human?

January 15, 2013

Take a look at these farm houses which I saw under construction in remote areas of Yunnan province China. They were not unusual; farmsteads this size were everywhere in rural China. Note the scale of these massive buildings.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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