Ignorance in Prager University’s “Religion and Philosophy” Courses

YouTube suggested this appalling video to me, titled, “Does God Exist? 4 New Arguments.” Nothing new to see here. It’s beyond sad that so much energy goes into rehashing such simplistic thinking.  So I was motivated to comment… These aren’t arguments for God’s existence… All I’ve seen here is evidence that the speaker knows very little about how scientific investigation works. If you honestly want to know more about current reality-based thinking regarding the emergence of increasing complexity, you might start by having a look at the Big History website. The more important problem, though, is that supernaturally-oriented people are … Continue reading →

Secular Progress on YouTube

I had a surge of motivation sparked by a lot of serious reading over the last few months. I presented a talk on “Big Data in the Context of Big History” this past October at the General Semantics Conference in New York, and I’ve got a good chunk of an ambitious paper in progress. It incorporates a fast synopsis of the story I’m seeking to tell in The Purpose Driven Web, and compares Big Data to the Semantic Web, arguing that both technologies radically enable the call of well-sourced, graphable objects. And I might have something interesting to … Continue reading →