The New Republic has a “pithy, yet degenerate” piece by Stephen Pinker on cussin’. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!…maybe science really can explain why I keep “losing my religion“….
Or maybe it’s the meaninglessness of it all. Er, I don’t mean the Universe; I mean this (more or less mere) opinion by Barbara Ehrenreich in The Nation about the John Templeton Foundation.
Speaking of which, here’s an informative audio interview with JTF’s Charles Harper on what the Foundation is up to.
And speaking of whom, you can hear Harper’s contribution–along with many others–at the Singularity Summit 2007, sponsored by the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence.