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Either man is obsolete, or war is.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.

The Politics of Dignity

Rankism is dominating, sometimes predatory, behavior, but it is not indelibly etched into our brains.

The Social Contract in a Dignitarian Society

The great promise of a “democratic capitalism” is its potential to heal a society riven with dignity gaps.

Rankism Can Be Harmful to Your Health

No society can regard itself as dignitarian if access to quality health care is limited to those with enough money to afford it.

Dignity in Education (Part 2)

Creative elites often cultivate an air of superiority and mystery and resist sharing their knowledge and wisdom.

Dignity in Education Part 1

The next step toward affording children equal recognition as individuals will be to find a way to factor their interests into electoral politics.

Dignity and the Workplace Part 2

Rankism cannot be ended with more rankism.