Why Can’t My Computer Understand Me?
Hector Levesque thinks his computer is stupid—and that yours is, too. Siri and Google’s voice searches may be able...0
Steven Pinker embraces scientism. Bad move, I think
Steven Pinker has written a long essay in The New Republic embracing scientism. That's really too bad, because this...
Science Is Not Your Enemy
The great thinkers of the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment were scientists. Not only did many of them...
Moving Naturalism Forward
Videos from a gathering of philosophers, physics, biologists, and others who met for a three-day seminar.
State of the World’s Science
The pursuit of knowledge is now a global enterprise. Scientific American and Nature have teamed up on this special...
Remembering Paul Kurtz
Herb Silverman for On Faith’s Guest Voices, reflecting on the life and contributions of Paul Kurtz, who died October...
When Knowledge Explodes
We like to believe that more information allows us to make more informed decisions, to be more knowledgeable. That's...
Separating the Pseudo From Science
Say “pseudoscience,” and immediately a bunch of doctrines leap to mind: astrology, phrenology, eugenics, ufology, and so on. Do...