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Atheist/Humanist music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Aug 8, 2016. 2 Replies

This song intrigues me, the lyrics mirror some of the issues we have with our families and worldview.[The video is entertaining but really a distraction. Listen to the song]…Continue

Fun and games, Guccifer 2 posts some teasers...

Started Jun 19, 2016 0 Replies

The hacker that got the DNC server is getting ready to put a bunch of stuff on Wikileaks. A few documents were posted as teasers.Security consultant Cloudstrike recent announced they were called in…Continue

Real_PeerReview

Started Jun 18, 2016 0 Replies

I put this in science, but it's also kind of political.For the past 4 months or so an anonymous Twitter account (Real_PeerReview) featured links actual papers in the social "sciences". The postings…Continue

Retraction watch: Papers originally claiming Conservatism associated with psychotic traits had their data wrong

Started Jun 12, 2016 0 Replies

Widely quoted for a while until some researchers called them on statistical errors.Now the conclusions are reversed ...…Continue

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Loren Miller replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"A. That's not my cat.B. My cats are well fed and kept.  Sadly, they don't laugh on cue."
Nov 10
tom sarbeck replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"Loren, I hope you’re paying your cats a decent salary."
Nov 10
tom sarbeck replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"Computational engines are faster than I at arithmetic but I’m more imaginative than any such engine I’ve seen. Your seeing the clothes I wear and my presently blue hair will persuade you."
Nov 10
Vangelis replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"My first encounter with the concept of machine consciousness and machines "going bad" was the excellent Westworld movie with Yul Brenner. Yes, I was quite young at the time. I never thought that the recent TV series of the same name would…"
Nov 10
Grinning Cat replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"For an AI whose intelligence is beyond ours the way ours is beyond an ant's, or even a chimpanzee's, social-engineering us to not cut off the power would be trivial. (It could even get us to encase the switch in a glob of epoxy, as an…"
Nov 9
Loren Miller replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
Nov 9
Bertold Brautigan replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
Nov 9
Loren Miller replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"Its amazing what you can do with Photoshop, these days, isn't it? -- Rene Mathis, Casino Royale Q.E.D."
Nov 9
Bertold Brautigan replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"Technology has already turned human desire into a commodity. Biological beings might well be just a transitional phase in the continuing course of evolution. The Internet was at first considered a powerful and unstoppable tool for human liberation.…"
Nov 9
Loren Miller replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"This is why I advocate a knife-switch at the mains power feed.  It's pretty difficult to hack a double pole, single throw switch!"
Nov 9
Vangelis replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"The most likely future scenario is that we as humans will spawn a technology evolutionary branch which will evolve at a far greater are than us. Our position as dominant species on this planet will be usurped by the new technology and the only thing…"
Nov 9
Loren Miller replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"I continue to be leery of any form of AI, myself.  As reference, consider any dystopian fiction regarding ultra-intelligent computers, whether you wish to cite Colossus: The Forbin Project, the HAL 9000 or Skynet. Even the First Officer of the…"
Nov 9
Vangelis replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"This is true when considering "turing" machines, however, quantum computers are capable of solving problems that can't be solved by "turing" machines and are vastly superior in their computing power as well. With quantum…"
Nov 9
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"Couldn't read this all. Too long and complicated. The parts I read didn't even address the way in which quantum randomness crosses scale in complex systems. Tom, I think "failure to be the masters of our own creations" is already…"
Nov 8
Tom B replied to jay H's discussion Are we more than fancy computational engines?
"Hey Jay, Responding to your comment about "Real AI" not coming anytime soon, I think it is sneaking up on us fast and will have huge social and economic impacts long before we get to the Sci-Fi type AI, Singularity, etc. It's not too…"
Nov 8

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About Me:
I'm an old coot, raised JW, became sceptical then outrightly disbelieving many years ago.

Politically (after years of wandering through philosophies-du-jour), I'm strongly pro-individual freedom, pro-market, to the discomfort of both my liberal and conservative friends.

Day job is computer administration for a large corporation. Off hours I like anything with machines and tools.

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At 6:34am on September 18, 2013, AgeOfAtheists14 said…

hey jersey! do me a flavor and send me all the mural pics from streets ther.. if any peace

At 7:19am on May 24, 2013, Randall Smith said…

We live in a society of generalities: not all cyclists are rednecks and vice versa. No offense intended.

At 7:42am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.

At 7:19am on December 16, 2012, Randall Smith said…

Will do. I hate messing with all this car business.

At 10:46am on May 3, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:39am on May 3, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Jay 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well because of your long time atheism.  
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
At 11:18pm on May 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, jay! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

 
 
 

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