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Christina Scribner liked Richard Lawrence's blog post The Laurence Krauss Debacle
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Craigart14 commented on Richard Lawrence's blog post The Laurence Krauss Debacle
"Joan, what I meant is that Krauss is a brilliant scientist and writer. He will still be such even if the allegations turn out to be true. Isaac Newton was widely believed to be a pain in the ass, and he believed in alchemy, but he still produced…"
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"Richard, powerfully stated! May I share it with family and friends with attribution to you? I can't think of better word choices or issues to address with them. "
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Review: Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins by Garry Kasparov

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 5:53pm 1 Comment

Artificial Intelligence is a phrase that often promotes a strong reaction in a lot of people who hear it. There are the gloom and doom prognosticators who tell us that 'Judgement Day', the day the intelligent machines take over and decide we are more trouble than we are worth and wipe us out is near. There are also the overly optimistic prognosticators which tell us that the day AI will take over and we will enter a golden age of humanity beyond our wildest dreams is near. Kasparov charts a…

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The Thin Veneer of Deeply Held Religious Beliefs

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

"I have met some highly intelligent believers, but history has no record to say that [s]he knew or understood the mind of god. Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim—so modestly and so humbly—to possess. It is time to withdraw our 'respect' from such fantastic claims, all of them aimed at the exertion of power over other humans in the real and material world.”

― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the…

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The Death of a Friend

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

“A melancholy lesson of advancing years is the realization that you can't make old friends.”― Christopher Hitchens

Monday mornings and I have never managed to come to any sort of rapprochement.  Mondays are not the sort of day one looks forward to for obvious reasons but some are far worse than others.  For me, this last Monday was one of the more terrible ones.  I was greeted with the news that an old friend had finally lost his ten year battle with cancer.  The news from…

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The Laurence Krauss Debacle

Posted on February 24, 2018 at 9:00pm 19 Comments

A recent Buzzfeed article by  Peter Aldhous Azeen Ghorayshi

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The Berlin Wall - A Melancholy Anniversary

Posted on February 17, 2018 at 7:33pm 4 Comments

“Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.”

― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

This month marked what should be a joyous anniversary of the Mauerfall - the fall of the Berlin Wall.  For on the fifth of February the Wall had been down as long as it had been up;  precisely…

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At 10:09pm on March 12, 2013, Zohaib Javed said…

Hi Richard, I've re-uploaded the video now with a working link. 

Cheers!

At 3:48pm on March 9, 2012, Jessica said…
Thanks, I will.  I am a member of the gso meetup group, i haven't met up yet but I plan to.
At 2:03pm on March 2, 2012, Jessica said…

It is nice to know I am not the only Atheist in Kernersville!

At 6:28pm on March 26, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Rich! Have a very happy birthday.
At 2:18pm on July 29, 2009, Spitter said…
Do not post comments making me look like a believer, I take offense to that.
At 6:38pm on July 28, 2009, Spitter said…
One quote, that's all, "Make the bastards chase you." Got it, hahahahahahaha
At 9:11am on July 24, 2009, Spitter said…
only always
At 7:10am on July 24, 2009, Spitter said…
I have a full metal jacket loaded with skeptisicm, reason, logic, and doubt.
 
 
 

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