Category Archives: Human Evolution

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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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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Giving Away Your Billion

Recently I’ve been reading the Giving Pledge letters. These are the letters that rich people write when they join Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge campaign. They take the pledge, promising to give away most of their wealth during their lifetime, and … Continue reading

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Curtains For Us All?

A Conversation With Martin Rees [5.31.17]: https://www.edge.org/conversation/martin_rees-curtains-for-us-all

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Carl Sagan – The Cosmic Perspective

There are not many words but there is a deep sense, possibility, duty and responsibility. And a future, if we will understand and accept it.

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U.S. Panel Endorses Designer Babies to Avoid Serious Disease

Since its invention four years ago, a powerful and precise technology for editing DNA called CRISPR has transformed science because of how it makes altering the genetic makeup of plants and animals easier than ever before. But no possibility opened … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan: We Humans Are Capable Of Greatness

Videos Every thinking human being has to watch. And know and live with it.

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Latvijas iekšējās drošības galvenais drauds

Jau pirms vairākiem gadiem rakstīju, ka noziegumu atklāšanā un izmeklēšanā un iztiesāšanā valda liela apjoma haoss, nenoteiktība un neskaidrības. 2016.gada februāra raidījumā “Tieša runa” sarunās apstiprinājās, ka tā pati situācija no gada uz gadu, desmitiem gadu nemainās vai mainās nenozīmīgi. … Continue reading

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Elon Musk and the rise of Silicon Valley’s strange trickle-down science

Tere are good reasons to worry about the future of humanity. Do we have a future, and if so, how much and what kind? For most people, it’s easier to feel these existential concerns for our species than it is … Continue reading

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The future is mixed-race

Differences in physical traits between human populations accumulated slowly over tens of thousands of years. As people spread across the globe and adapted to local conditions, a combination of natural selection and cultural innovation led to physical distinctions. But these … Continue reading

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Paradox of Progress

LETTER FROM THE NIC CHAIRMAN Thinking about the future is vital but hard. Crises keep intruding, making it all but impossible to look beyond daily headlines to what lies over the horizon. In those circumstances, thinking “outside the box,” to … Continue reading

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Violence brought us Trump, but Nonviolent Protest will Stop Him

What’s next? That is the big question facing this country after the election. And many people have been sharing their thoughts on that over social and traditional media, over dinner conversations, at the office and on the bus with complete … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Jesus Christ

D.M. Bennett’s An Open Letter to Jesus Christ was first published in the November 1875 issue of the Truth Seeker It is quite possible some people may deem it improper that a letter addressed to the distinguished personage named above … Continue reading

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How the news distorts our worldview

Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the media is actually showing us less. Eye-opening stats and graphs.

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Maps that show us who we are

What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that show Earth as it truly is — a connected, ever-changing … Continue reading

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Wild thing

How and why did humans domesticate animals – and what might this tell us about the future of our own species? However we choose to use this technology, it’s likely that anything we do to animals will reflect back on … Continue reading

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Происхождение жизни

Итак, я держу наконец эту книгу в руках. Увесистый, надо сказать, кирпич. Ник Лэйн в книге “Энергия, секс и самоубийство: митохондрии и смысл жизни” (о ней тоже бы надо написать!) говорит о случившемся в конце XX века радикальном изменении отношения … Continue reading

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ACCEPTING THE REALITY OF BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION

http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/accepting-the-reality-of-biological-evolution/ Color plate illustration of Actiniae showing various sea anemones, from Ernst Haeckel’s (1834–1919) Kunstformen der Natur (1904), plate/planche 49. [PUBLIC DOMAIN] The well-established fact of biological evolution is being increasingly and frantically denied in the USA by creationists, and … Continue reading

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Sustainability: Game human nature

Finding ways to adapt natural tendencies and nudge collective action is central to the well-being of future generations. Hundreds of studies in behavioural economics and other social sciences, conducted over the past few decades, have established that people often make … Continue reading

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Future generations

illustration by Anna Parini The effects on distant tomorrows of the decisions we make today have never been greater. As we change our planet, ourselves and, potentially, our descendants, in ever more dramatic ways, this issue of Nature takes stock: … Continue reading

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Nemirstība

Katrs cilvēks savas dzīves laikā sagatavo pasauli tiem, kuri atnāks šajā pasaulē vēlāk. Katrs atstāj iespaidu uz pasauli, labu vai sliktu, un pēc tam nomirst. Viņa mūžā padarītie labie un ļaunie darbi paliek, un to pēdas saglabājas uz visiem laikiem. … Continue reading

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The new mind control

Over the past century, more than a few great writers have expressed concern about humanity’s future. In The Iron Heel (1908), the American writer Jack London pictured a world in which a handful of wealthy corporate titans – the ‘oligarchs’ … Continue reading

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How Politicians are bought

Speaking fee money isn’t just money, it is easy money.  In one appearance, for one hour, Clinton can make $125,000 to $500,000.  At an hourly rate, that’s between $250 million to $1 billion annually.  It isn’t the case that Clinton is a … Continue reading

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What will be the next step in human evolution?

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