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The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

4 Ways To Botch Your Divorce On Social Media

Daniel Clement | Posted 05.05.2014 | Divorce
Daniel Clement

It is getting easier and easier to catch litigants in lies. You don't need hire a private detective or be lucky enough to catch them on surveillance tape. It is a lot simpler than that. Best of all, the proof is unimpeachable.

It Is Darwin Day, a Celebration of Science and Reason

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Darwin's impact on the world far transcends science. And yet, I'd be disappointed if this celebration of all things Darwinian began and ended with the great naturalist.

The Five Things You Say That Make You Sound Stupid

Floyd Elliot | Posted 03.07.2014 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Aw, c'mon, admit it: you say some crap. Because everybody says some crap. I want to help you stop; I'm not trying to mock you but to support you.

7 Books I'll Never Write Because I'm Lazy, Impatient, and Just Not a Very Good Writer

Jason Crombie | Posted 11.16.2013 | Comedy
Jason Crombie

Like anyone and everyone, I have ideas all the time for books I might write. Unfortunately I'm work-shy, undisciplined, and a terrible writer to boot. But, dang it, does that mean I can't dream?

Street Fat

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Had an argument with a guy in the street. I wanted to imply he was dumb but couldn't think of anything that said so and ended up calling him a "nimwit."

Dear Fox Business: Nature's Calling

David Trumble | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media
David Trumble

2013-05-31-DavidTrumblelouddobbs Watching a collection of supposed experts trying to positively align the idealised (and increasingly narrow) vision of a conservative "nuclear family" and the natural world should be funny, but instead it's just deeply worrying.

Gay Marriage: I Just Don't Get It

Joe Peacock | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

Give me reasons. Give me plausible, fact-based logical reasons why homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to bond themselves in legal union and share their lives.

Mr. Akin and the Apocalypse of the Republican Mind

Nina Burleigh | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

An Akin can only rise when it no longer matters in political debate whether there are facts on one side and falsities on the other.

Stupid Me

Waldo Mellon | Posted 08.21.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

Dear Waldo, I said the stupidest thing ever to this guy I think is terrific, and now I'm afraid he must think I'm stupid. My question is, how do you ...

The Creative Value of Stupidity

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel concluded that we humans just might be infinitely stupid. That might explain what's special, even most hopeful about us.

Study Finds Conservatives Are Morons

Floyd Elliot | Posted 03.27.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Good news, social conservatives: according to a new study, you're not bad people; you're just stupid. And also? Racists. Fox News: at long last explai...

"Stupid Crook Tricks: Global Dumbing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The crook told the cabbie to ask a cop for directions. The cop recognized the idiotic passenger from a surveillance tape and arrested him. For once a man asked for directions and look what happened.

TSA Protects America by Groping My...Poodle

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

If you have been reading the news the last couple of weeks, you know that we have been covering the new enhanced (read "illegal") searching and gropin...

Newsweek Poll: Is The Tide Turning?

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

What? Stupidity, lies, vicious policies now hurting GOP?...

The Genius of Democracy; or, Boy, Does Uncle Sam Need You!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Voters fed up with lesser may try greater of two evils again....

Social Media: Are We Ever Going to "Get it?"

Peter Shankman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Shankman

I spent a day last week speaking to a Fortune 100 company about the best ways to integrate social media into their marketing plans. These are smart people. But you say "social media" to them, and you have the ability to lead them around by waving a shiny object.

Tea Party Animals

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

Time and again we get variations on one of two themes: Indignation about things that are demonstrably not true, or open and defiant disbelief at things that demonstrably are true.

Acting Dippy on Blippy

Patrice Peyret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrice Peyret

People sacrifice their privacy for financial gain on a regular basis. This trade-off is the foundation of loyalty cards. Every day, I allow SafeWay to...

How Not to Work a Cocktail Party

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

People who make a lot of money tend to talk about it too much to people who don't. Why do people do these things? Do we all, to some extent, undermine ourselves in one way or another?

The KFC Double Down: One Sandwich To Kill You All (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Morford

Behold, the KFC Double Down sandwich. It is, if you really want to know, two slabs of fried chicken intersliced with two pieces of bacon, two slabs of cheese, and the Colonel's "special sauce."

Wing-Nut Tea

Susan L. Travis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan L. Travis

These are interesting and difficult times for all Americans, though the predicament of our Republican brothers and sisters bears special reflection.

Boehner's Four Horsemen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Crack Law: Not only Cruel and Racist, But Scientifically Wrong

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

For years, those concerned with fairness in America have been distressed by the alarming racial disparities seen in the criminal justice system. Curr...

Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

We are a fear-driven culture. There is a large segment of the population that, no matter how well you document it, will not let a good fact get in the way of their fears about health care reform.