Congress is currently considering the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, both of which would limit the content websites can host. The bills' supporters say they just want to stop piracy. But many websites, including Google and Wikipedia, claim that government regulation of the World Wide Web would infringe on free speech. Should online content be curtailed?
Enlightened sexism sells sham empowerment for women.
From the ever-expanding Googleverse to the snarky payoff of celebrity gossip, life is splintered and refracted in a million ways by contemporary communication tools. The media has a profound impact on how we perceive ourselves and our world.
For a topic as subjective as morality, people sure have strong beliefs about what's right and wrong. Yet even though morals can vary from person to person and culture to culture, many are practically universal, as they result from basic human emotions.
If we have free will, we can consciously make decisions that are not determined by the physics and biology of our brains. It's a philosophical and religious concept that has found no support in science, despite the strong illusion that we are free.