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2010-10-29
Halloween: What Really Scares Me

Andrea Yates believed that only by drowning her children could she save them. The film Frailty carries the point to its logically perverse end: if you believe God speaks to you, how can you disobey him?

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2010-10-15
Burn a Koran!

Burning a Koran is pointless. I don’t say it’s wrong or insulting – because feeling wronged or insulted is a choice – it’s just pointless. You can’t change beliefs by charring books.

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Ronald Bruce Meyer

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August 9: Marvin Minsky

Marvin Minsky (1927) It was on this date, August 9, 1927, that the MIT professor Marvin Minsky, known in computer science as the father of artificial intelligence, was born into a Jewish family in New York City. After serving in the US Navy from 1944 to 1945, Minsky earned a BA in Mathematics from Harvard […]



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