• Anthropology
  • Self-Driving RVs, Not Cars, Will Bring About the True Paradigm Shift

    There is no end to the list of questions—some of immediate concern, others exclusively the province of science fiction—we humans would like answered about the always-just-around-the-corner-but-never-quite-here technology of artificial intelligence. Will robots replace the working class? Will we wake up one day and find ourselves prisoners of The Matrix? Will realistic robots replace human relationships? […]

  • Anthropology
  • Our Better Angels: Altruistic or Apathetic?

    Reflections on The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker There can be little doubt that the increased use of reason has, throughout history and particularly over the past few centuries, dramatically decreased violence around the globe. Yet this decrease in violence has gone hand in glove with an equally precipitous drop in birth rates. […]