Great Filter!

Nick Bostrom’s written a fascinating article about why he hopes the search for extraterrestrial life yields nothing. Basically it comes down to the idea that if we discover the remains […]

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“If it’s so great to be smart,” Dr. Kawecki asks, “why have most animals remained dumb?” Lots of Animals Learn, but Smarter Isn’t Better [NYT], by Carl Zimmer, whose science […]

breaking news: not all surfers idiots

Bruce Irons, not the surfer in question. Surfer Dude Stuns Physicists with Theory of Everything. Lisi’s inspiration lies in the most elegant and intricate shape known to mathematics, called E8 […]