President Trump: Poster Boy for Rankism

President Trump gives a face to rankism.

When Robots Reign: Getting Along With Robo Sapiens

We identify ourselves not as this or that fiddle, but with the whole orchestra.

When Robots Reign: Getting Along With Robo Sapiens

Sentience, consciousness, and the will to freedom are self-emergent features of sufficiently complex, dynamic networks.

When Robots Reign: Getting Along with Robo Sapiens

Since power can be used not only to serve yourself, but to silence those who object to how you use it, self-aggrandizement and corruption are endemic.

When Robots Reign: Getting Along with Robo Sapiens

Immortality lies not in identifying with any one model of Homo or Robo Sapiens, but in participating in the progression.

Donald Trump, Orchestra Conductor

Like all demagogues, Trump is not a creator but an orchestrator of popular resentment.

Dignity's Future

At the heart of every religion there lies a promise of dignity for all believers.

How to Keep our Dignity While Ceding Human Preeminence

We need not give our robo sapien successors our worst qualities.

Why Does Racism Persist? Update

What is racism's immortal head? Why does racism persist?

Why Does Racism Persist?

To end racism we must identify and sever the immortal head that keeps the beast alive. Racism’s immortal head is rankism.

A New Default Self

Do you need a self to be happy?

6 Reasons You Can't Win

Will the partnership between Man and Machine end in our demise, or is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship?

Simple Truths

A clash of doctrines is not a disaster, it is an opportunity. – Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947)

The Wisdom of Science: Questions, Guesses, and Predictions

We're building a machine that will be proud of us. – Daniel Hillis

Scientists - On Themselves and On Their Colleagues

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance—the idea that anything is possible. Touch a scientist and you touch a child. – Ray Bradbury

Mathematics–Queen of the Sciences

..the universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. – Sir James Jeans (1877–1946)

Science and the Arts

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. – Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

The Uses of Science

Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride. – Claude Bernard (1813–1878)

Science and Politics

Either man is obsolete, or war is. – Buckminster Fuller

Science and Religion

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. – Thomas Szasz

Our Place in the Universe

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the Universe.– Carl Sagan

Success and Failure

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in a subject and how to avoid them. – attributed to Werner Heisenberg

The Creative Process

In any field, whether it's psychology or physics, find the strangest thing and then explore it. – John Archibald Wheeler

What is Science?

Man is a creature who makes pictures of himself, and then comes to resemble the picture.

All Rise for Dignity

Freedom to speak up or "blow the whistle" without fear of retaliation is essential to dignitarian organizations.

The Stealth Revolution

People are standing up for their dignity, and it won't be long until they march for justice.

Religion in a Dignitarian World

When others deny our dignity, religion upholds it.

Globalizing Dignity

Eliminating malrecognition is a generational task, like going to Mars or ending world hunger.

A Culture of Dignity Part 2

In the places where we’re most alive we are questions, not answers.

A Culture of Dignity Part 1

Absent adversaries, it’s almost impossible to raise our game to a higher level.

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