There have been some suggestions that humans will stop evolving now that we have much more control over our own environment. Natural selection, the driving force of evolution, is also being affected as the weak now survive due to advances in medicine and other technologies. Indeed many of the change
Since the climategate scandal that started at the beginning of December 2009 there has been a continuous stream of reports that climate scientists may have been exaggerating their findings or else the evidence those findings are based on may not be rock solid. This has not surprisingly damaged publi
Capitalism defines the current main type of relationships in the majority of the world, with exception of some minor guettos (like indians, aboriginal people and alternative squats and neighborhoods). Is there willing somewhere and people anxious to change this paradigm?
First of all(First off); not "giving up" is not the same as not changing your mind. Not giving up; means not being disheartened by failure or hapless circumstance. If you want to do something but feel you aren't good enough to and then abandon it half-way through the process; 'that' is giving up.
It has been the stuff of many science fiction novels and
films, cars that successfully drive themselves. Now we seem to be nearly there
and such cars could become a reality. Google has successfully test driven such
a car for 140,000 miles. But would anyone want to actually drive on
Genetic engineering in humans may be able to save millions of lives by finally treating hereditary diseases such as cancer and cystic fibrosis. However genetic engineering will be abused by many perfectionists who want to design their babies right down to the colour of their eyes. I personally think
At the moment Britain goes by Greenwich Mean Time(G.M.T), but in the summer the clocks move forward an hour to give brighter evenings and one hour for people to work in. Moving to British summer time all year would however simplify things and have a multitude of other benefits to the economy.
2011 is the UN International Year of Forests. Forests cover almost a third of the Earth's landmass, are home to 300 million people and support the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people. Forests are overexploited when they are logged faster than the forest can grow back making the exploitation of the fo
Sentient AI are not a reality yet, but technology is expected to reach that point in the foreseeable future. A moralistic question that has been floated many times among various groups I associate with is whether it would be wise to give SAI rights comparable to humans. Another point to consider is
With the threat of global warming, rife deforestation, acid rain, flooding, and various other natural disasters, is this the consequence of humanities lack of responsibility and caring for the environment? Cutting down the rainforest for timber or farming/city space is very profitable but is it wort