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The Technological Singularity: An End to Mortality?

Accelerating developments in artificial intelligence are rapidly approaching a point of inflection, commonly known as "the Singularity".

Three Big Items the Clergy Don’t Want the Faithful to Think About

It was in 1950 that Pope Pius XII declared the dogma of the Virgin Mary’s bodily assumption into heaven.

Population growth has contributed 80% of ecological overshoot

The human enterprise is in overshoot, depleting essential ecosystems and polluting the ecosphere beyond nature’s assimilative capacity.

Europe’s sectarian wars lasted forever

Corruption in the medieval Catholic Church triggered the Reformation, a never-ending bloodbath of Catholic-Protestant wars in Europe.

Holy Horrors: The medieval Catholic hierarchy

Popes, cardinals, archbishops, abbots, bishops, priests, and monks kept concubines and pocketed church wealth.

Why Modern Monetary Theory is good news for population policy

A relatively new macroeconomics – modern monetary theory (MMT) – has strong evidentiary support and is good news for population activists.

When AIs outsmart humans

We can’t predict the future, so we can’t be sure what future AIs will and will not be able to do.

What Would Change Your Mind About God?

Uncertainty about the existence of a god should rank with uncertainty about things like fairies in the bottom of the garden.

Ending the sixth mass extinction

The chief cause of the Sixth Mass Extinction is exponential human population growth that has far exceeded Earth’s human carrying capacity.

We Need to Consider Conservation Efforts on Mars

Of all the planets in our solar system, Mars is most likely to have evidence of life, whether past or extant.