Philosophical Discussion of Immortality Technology

Detail from The Fountain of Youth (1546) by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Courtesy Wikipedia    By Francesca Minverva and Adrian Rorheim / 08.08.2017 Minverva: Philosophy postdoc, University of Ghent Rorheim: Researcher and editor, Effective Altruism Foundation, Berlin Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment – both intellectual[…]

How Quantum Mechanics can Change Computing

Looking inside a quantum computer. IBM Research By Dr. Jonathan Katz / 08.23.2017 Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center Professor of Computer Science University of Maryland In early July, Google announced that it will expand its commercially available cloud computing services to include quantum computing. A similar service has been available from IBM since May. These aren’t services most regular people[…]

The Science behind Brewing Beer

“New Belgium Beers on Tap” by Quan Ha via Flickr Creative Commons By Megan Ray Nichols / 08.23.2017 There are people who drink beer and then there are people who love beer. Beer lovers talk about their beer as much as they drink it. They discuss their favorite brands, perfect pouring methods, reissues of old[…]

God and Morality in John Locke’s ‘Essay Concerning Human Understanding’

Portrait of John Locke, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1697 / State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia By Dr. Garth Kemerling / 11.12.2011 Professor of Philosophy Capella University Philosophy Pages God Like many of his English contemporaries, Locke was deeply interested in matters of faith and religion. Keenly aware of the theological controversies of the day, he developed[…]