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Social Science

The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part III

Posthuman

Do we now have to get used to relatively radical technophilic views in the public realm, received especially by the newer generations of internet and mobile phones? This is going to be one of the big issues in forthcoming years – not only in the USA, but in the West, and given the increasingly...

The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part II

Birth of Transhumanism

Technology is emerging as a social and political force in its own right. The rapidity of technological evolution has caught governments off guard and slow to recognize and deal with the changing social and political landscapes. In contrast, militaries and the private sector are eagerly embracing these emerging technologies.

The Age of Transhumanist Politics Has Begun

Transhuman

Those who view the future human being as a technoid being, regard the mid 21st century as a probable date for reaching the singularity. That’s the moment when artificial intelligence allegedly surpasses that of human intelligence and becomes in some way “self-conscious.'

Post Suburban Speculation

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November 1, 2014
American Suburbia

To many the American dream became a nightmare, born of the dark night of a man named Charles Ponzi, who inspired the term, Ponzi scheme. As seen in the 2008 housing crisis in the U.S., a Ponzi scheme is characterized by the fraudulent sale of a belief in a nonexistent enterprise

Binge-Drinking Women Do Not Provoke Sexual Assault, Men Do

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September 28, 2014
Binge Drinking

In America, rape is an endemic issue. Unfortunately, sexual assault is one social problem that has become far too pervasive for a reliably concerted and effective response quite yet. In truth, the unconscionable figures of unopposed rape essentially equate to an unceasing medical emergency. By definition, sexual assault and rape differ. Technically, sexual assault...

Misunderstanding Altruism

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June 13, 2014
Altruism

If the dominant ideas of our times preach that individualism and selfishness are the truest nature of humans, then it only stands to reason that altruism should be derided as non-existent. Quite a few people argue that even those acts that many would consider altruistic are in fact not because those who perform acts...

The Difficult Business of Assessing What’s True

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April 22, 2014
News

You can only come to understand what is true through a process of being exposed to multiple perspectives and facts and engaging in the process of sorting through them. That is what a truly democratic consultation process would be. That is what a truly useful media and political sphere would look like.

The Dark Night of Neoliberalism

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March 10, 2014
Neoliberal-Future

The social Darwinism of neoliberalism declares those with money will have access to the best health care and schools. The rest will struggle to survive or just die off.

What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding

Gun Violence

One of the critical studies that we supported was looking at the question of whether having a firearm in your home protects you or puts you at increased risk.

“Job Creators?”

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February 25, 2014
Social Issues

It is only under conditions in which private property in the form of the formalized control by a relative few over the means to life, that “creating jobs” makes any sense at all.



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