Friday, September 11, 2009
Yale Criticized for Nixing Muslim Cartoons in Book: Should the Ivy League school change its motto? Lux et veritas (Light and Truth) no longer seems appropriate.
German Science Advisor Recommends Global CO2 Budget for Every Man, Woman and Child: Hmm, will this be before or after our new "punisher religion?"
Reincarnated: Our Son is a World War II Hero Come to Life: "A lifelong Christian, it was not the answer he had sought for his son's behavior. But he came to believe James was the reincarnation of a World War II fighter pilot; a man who had been shot down in his plane and struggled to escape as it caught fire; a hero. The idea seems so preposterous as to be unbelievable. Yet in their new book, Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation Of A World War II Fighter Pilot, Bruce and his wife, Andrea, lay out some compelling evidence.
Why AI Is a Dangerous Dream: "Q: Are we close to building a machine that can meaningfully be described as sentient? A: I'm an empirical kind of guy, and there is just no evidence of an artificial toehold in sentience. It is often forgotten that the idea of mind or brain as computational is merely an assumption, not a truth. When I point this out to 'believers' in the computational theory of mind, some of their arguments are almost religious. They say, 'What else could there be? Do you think mind is supernatural?'''
Anti-Darwinism: A Collection: A non-exhaustive list of VFR entries on Darwinism.
Shakespeare and Monkeys: One of Lawrence Auster's new essays includes a point by me on how Shakespeare and monkeys disprove Darwinist theory. Huh? Well, click on the link.
Space Butterfly: A beautiful pic.
Also, please note that I've added a bunch of new websites to my Blog List. Some of these bloggers (Roissy, for instance) are people I strongly disagree with, but - at a minimum - they're interesting and write (at least tangentially) on topics pertaining to The Mustard Seed.