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Thought Architecture

By Samantha Glorioso We live in a world where our thoughts are still largely viewed as these passive, almost inconsequential passages of ideas or associations that are kept in stasis until physically acted upon—mere electro-chemical reactions that tickle our 100 billion nerve cells via the trillion synapses joining them. As […]

No, machines will never be conscious!

Are we closer to understanding the nature of consciousness than we were twenty years ago? Ever since Chalmers posed ‘the hard problem’ of consciousness, of why sentient organisms have subjective experiences, the debate has gone in circles. Papers on the subject variously conclude, There really is a hard problem, there […]

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Global Warming – We can make a difference

By Paul Kieniewicz A common argument voiced in the media and by many global warming sceptics, is that even if global warming is real, if human sourced carbon dioxide emissions are the cause of it, then the process has gone far beyond the point of no return. Whatever we do […]