Religion and Tampering with Nature

IO9 just posted a piece about transhumanism and fear of “tampering with nature” in the form of gene editing, brain chips, and other such technologies. What I found most interesting, not surprisingly, was the information about how more devout religious people’s views tend to differ from those of others. Here are the statistics: I suspect [Read More…]

CAPTCHA Challenges for Would-Be Internet Users

I found this suggestion for a CAPTCHA challenge for people who want to use the internet funny (via The Daily What).   If you failed to answer correctly, you would see this:   If you are concerned that this might disadvantage not only native speakers of English (apparently among them also designers of Apple’s “auto-correct” [Read More…]

Colleague’s CAPTCHA

I thought I’d take this opportunity both to congratulate my friend and colleague Gautam Rao on having some of his works chosen for display at the Athens (Georgia) Institute for Contemporary Art, and to share one of his works that has been honored, a painting entitled “Human Error”: Gautam says (in an article about this [Read More…]