Monthly Archives: January 2006

The War on Science

So, last night, the BBC’s Horizon tackled the debate over Intelligent Design. It wasn’t quite as bad as I feared, but I felt that the programme makers still held back from plunging the wooden stake into ID’s heart, where it so … Continue reading

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AIBO – Plug has been Pulled?

It seems that Sony’s robot dog – AIBO – has had its plug pulled. Damn, this puts paid to my cunning plan to reduce the running costs of a dog. Now we’ll have to get a real one.

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We’re All Doomed…

Nine months ago I reported on a survey finding that seemed to indicate that Americans were switching off their intelligence in large numbers. Alas, it appears as though the brain-eating virus has crossed the pond and is munching its way … Continue reading

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Er, No Thanks, I’ll Pass…

Much as I like Roller-Coasters, I don’t think I would care/dare to ride the one at Cedar Point.   (hat tip to Neatorama)

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Artificial Life

Robert Silverberg (an SF author) reflects on the work of Philip K. Dick (another SF author, and visionary). It’s an excellent article showing how Dick’s dystopias are showing up in our current reality today. He refers to Vivienne, an artificial … Continue reading

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Not-So-Strange Bedfellows

Why am I not surprised that the Bush administration has allied itself alongside Iran in preventing Gay and Lesbian people from having a voice in the UN?

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European of the Year

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been selected as European of the Year for 2006. The only thing that slightly modifies my rapture at this news is the fact that the award comes from the Reader’s Digest. I remember that from the … Continue reading

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