I’m With Elon: Let’s Colonize Mars

So Elon Musk wants to screw Earth and colonize Mars. Excellent, I completely agree. Let’s get started. The interview Musk gave to Ross Anderson of Aeon Magazine is fantastic. It’s been a long time since I’ve read such a forceful advocacy for space colonization, which is refreshing. It seems like the cause of space has [...]

Artificial Wombs & Virtual Childhood

About a month ago, transhumanist Zoltan Istvan – who created a bit of an unrelated bruhahaha in my Feedly – wrote about artificial wombs, saying they were inevitable and would do a lot of good for society: Of all the transhumanist technologies coming in the near future, one stands out that both fascinates and perplexes [...]

2014 Predictions Part 2: Science & Technology

So after giving my political predictions, let’s move on to something eminently more satisfying and cool: that which is in my headline. Online services will get crappier Perhaps it is only me, but the past two years have seen many great online services climb up the stupid tree, then fall down it and hit every [...]

5 Reasons Why The Star Trek Mirror Universe is Stupid

In the interest of getting away from political content on this blog, I want to write something I’ve been dying to write for awhile now–a critique of the stupidest thing in science fiction. No, it’s not Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda (though that’s close.) No, it’s not Star Trek Into Darkness, though that is one epically stupid movie by [...]

GIVE ME MILK OR GIVE ME DEATH

Strangely enough, I had a discussion earlier on Facebook today with people over the paleo diet. I think the paleo diet is rather strange, cultish, and is more creepy when you consider that a lot–and I mean, a lot–of libertarians try it. Anyways, after this discussion and a couple of others on diet, I found [...]

Dude, we live in space!

And space is dangerous: That’s the sound of a meteorite coming down from outer space and blowing up in the atmosphere just over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Yeah. I’m not entirely sure what’s happened, as I just heard about this when I came into work, but it appears that 500 people are injured and [...]

Comment on BHL Blog: Science, Religion, and the Great Stagnation

Seems to be the comment system over at BHL is eating up my comments. Ah well. Here is what I’ve been trying to say on this post: Original comment got eaten. Aaargghhh…. 1 – I’m not sure if science and theistic religion are really all that compatible. Theism, in all its myriad ways, purports that [...]

Welcome to the Future, Part 1

27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012. This is truly a great list here from the folks at BuzzFeed. The past year–indeed, the past decade–have seen some amazing technological leaps and discoveries. The science fiction world of even the 1980s, or even the mid 1990s, is within our grasp. And I suspect that [...]

Scary polls on demonic possession

Poll: Nearly six in ten voters believe in demonic possession | The Daily Caller. From my friend Mike Bastasch, who works at the Daily Caller News Foundation: The “Exorcist” may have moved public opinion more than previously thought. Nearly six in ten registered voters believe it’s possible for people to become possessed by demons, according to [...]

Why I’m not a Republican

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/rep-paul-broun-r-ga-evolution-big-bang-lies-straight-from-the-pit-of-hell.php Seriously? Grow up, dude. This is the 21st century, not the 1st.