Monthly Archives: July 2017

AI, engineering approach

Abstract. In this paper author formulates definitions of basic notions and proposes definitions and conditions necessary for achieving general artificial intelligence (AGI). Author maintains that the last big hurdle in achieving AGI in robots is the fact that they don’t … Continue reading

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Scientific Naturalism: A Manifesto for Enlightenment Humanism

ABSTRACT The success of the Scientific Revolution led to the development of the worldview of scientific naturalism, or the belief that the world is governed by natural laws and forces that can be understood, and that all phenomena are part … Continue reading

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The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for … Continue reading

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Could a Robot Be President?

Yes, it sounds nuts. But some techno-optimists really believe a computer could make better decisions for the country—without the drama and shortsightedness we accept from our human leaders. By MICHAEL LINHORST July 08, 2017 President Donald Trump reportedly spends his … Continue reading

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When Will The Planet Be Too Hot For Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

Peering beyond scientific reticence. It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime … Continue reading

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5 вещей, которые в России лучше, чем в Англии

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Trump is full of lies and Putin is full of tricks. Who to believe?

At the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the man whose thumb was all over the scale that delivered Trump’s victory. It was like a father meeting his offspring. Tillerson said Trump and … Continue reading

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Miris Iļja Glazunov

«Я верил, что и один смогу что-то сделать для моей России» 9 июля 2017 года умер известный российский художник Илья Глазунов. Жизненный путь основателя Российской Академии живописи, ваяния и зодчества и его главные картины — в фотогалерее “Ъ”.

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The UN calls for an end on the War on Drugs and “prevention and treatment” as a replacement

The World Health Organization and the United Nations have called for drugs to be decriminalized, the war on drugs put to end, and a shift to a “prevention and treatment” way of addressing the problem. Pro-cannabis and anti-heroin mural in … Continue reading

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Do we matter in the cosmos?

Although Carl Sagan said to them almost before a century, that “We are a way for the Universe to know itself”, they don’t know it, they don’t understand it, they write a ‘scientific’ papers about our insignificance and missing sense of … Continue reading

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Dissolving the ego

You don’t need drugs or a church for an ecstatic experience that helps transcend the self and connect to something bigger In 1969, the British writer Philip Pullman was walking down the Charing Cross Road in London, when his consciousness … Continue reading

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