We Just Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

A team of researchers has developed artificial synapses that are capable of learning autonomously and can improve how fast artificial neural networks learn. Source: We Just Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously What if an A.I. could learn as fast as we can, or even faster? Soon we may be able to answer […]

Without privacy, you lose your ability to have an identity of your own

I believe that privacy is something that humans need. Being able to do things and to speak about things without being watched or recorded is essential to growth and identity formation. How do you know who you are or what your values are if you are not free to explore those? Without privacy, we are […]

A Betrayal of Confidence: A Review of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

In a scathing review, Kathleen Schultheis over on Skeptic.com, demolishes Larry Taunton’s book “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens”, calling it a betrayal of confidence and much worse. An excellent article! Kathleen J. Schultheis reviews Larry Taunton’s book, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens. Source: A Betrayal of Confidence: A Review of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense

The linked article by John Rennie in Scientific American was originally published in 2002 but it hasn’t lost any of its actuality nor has it been refuted by creationists. Creationist arguments also haven’t changed significantly since then, demonstrating how they are simply unable to formulate an opposing theory to evolution.  I’ve also written some answers […]

Near-perfect wings from dinosaur times discovered in amber | The Verge

A pair of wings found encased in amber suggest that the plumage of modern birds has remained almost unchanged from some of their dinosaur-era ancestors, according to scientists. In a new study published in the Nature Communications journal this week, researchers say that the wings have very similar structures, coloring, and feather layouts as the wings […]