…this is anti-autotune, death of the ringtone, this ain’t for...– from the 30-second preview of Jay-Z’s new single, “D.O.A.”, as heard on iTunes
Percontations: Explaining and Appraising Moral Intuition, with Joshua Greene and Joshua Knobe
What is the moral, so to speak, of these research projects? One implication is...– Razib Khan on Conservatism as disposition; the politics of disgust (at Secular Right)
I have already observ’d, that justice takes its rise from human...– David Hume, from A Treatise of Human Nature
David Sloan Wilson: “Evolving the City: Using Evolutionary Theory to Understand and Improve the Quality of Everyday Life” Evolutionary theory is rapidly expanding beyond the biological sciences to include all human-related subjects in academia. Since evolution is fundamentally about organisms in relation to their environment, basic scientific research needs to focus on people from...
Reincarnation Bank →
In this tough economic climate, it’s great to find a financial institution that has protected its assets. I think this one can safely forego the FDIC insurance. “Begin by believing and just do it. The great end of life is not just knowledge but action so act now and save for your reincarnation.” “An indication of interest rates cannot be given at this stage because we...
Kwame Anthony Appiah on Experiments in Ethics (at...
Edelstein - David Carradine: Ode to an Existential... →
I’d like to echo these sentiments, although most of my familiarity with Carradine came from watching old episodes of Kung Fu with my father.
Robot-making as Soulcraft?
Wondering what Matthew B. Crawford would think of the entire MakerBot enterprise.
When death is your only out, consent is hardly freely given. (Part of a continuing series of celebrity remixes of famous arguments) Pink (via Vulture) I once chartered a yacht through the Mediterranean. But in the end I tried to jump off the boat and kill myself because I wasn’t getting along with the captain. The idea was we’d go to port every night so we wouldn’t be rocking...
Request: Late Night Edition
Dear media, please stop referring to the change in hosts at The Tonight Show as a “transfer of power.”