The data couldn’t be more stark. Over the past ten years, teenagers are more depressed, more prone to thoughts of suicide, and more likely to attempt ending their own life. Some think smart phones and social media are to blame, but I believe the problem goes much deeper and starts much earlier with the culture… Continue reading What’s wrong with the kids today, revisited?
Month: February 2023
The war on white apparently includes the word itself
Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach recently received a woke makeover that included the removal of the word “white” in instances completely unrelated to race or ethnicity. Is the color itself suddenly problematic? Last week, The Telegraph reported that Puffin, a division of Penguin… Continue reading The war on white apparently includes the word itself
ChatGPT is a harmless blowhard not a world-conquering super intelligence
Bizarre behavior, dark fantasies about terrorism, claims to have hacked people’s webcams, and actual threats have prompted many to express fear at the face of this new development and some to claim the robots are about to take over the world. The headlines are everywhere, ChatGPT integrated with Microsoft Bing, is on a rampage and… Continue reading ChatGPT is a harmless blowhard not a world-conquering super intelligence
Bill Maher, Teddy Roosevelt, and the fear of progress in race relations
Steven Pinker coined the phrase “progressaphobia” to describe the fear of believing real progress has been made on race relations and racial equality in the United States, but one need only pick up a history book to see how far we’ve come. History is frequently horrifying because of the progress we’ve made. On October 16,… Continue reading Bill Maher, Teddy Roosevelt, and the fear of progress in race relations
Bursting Biden’s Balloon
The Great Balloon Panic of 2023 has mysteriously ended with no explanation for our actions, no details from the administration, and no curiosity from the media whatsoever about why the United States military might have fired a missile at a $12 amateur balloon. It’s been over a week since the US military shot down an… Continue reading Bursting Biden’s Balloon
ChatGPT: We need a new definition of intelligence
From coding to chess, computers keep outperforming humans at cognitive tasks, revealing a huge gap in our understanding and definition of intelligence. We need to consider what lies between the capabilities of computers today and a hypothetical Artificial General Intelligence. For decades, scientists and philosophers have debated, sometimes rather vigorously, if a computer could ever… Continue reading ChatGPT: We need a new definition of intelligence
Science for me, but not for thee, the Ohio train derailment and coronavirus revisited
Thousands of dead fish wash up on the shoreline, and residents complain of sore throats, eyes, and respiratory issues in the wake of a train derailment and the controlled burn of toxic chemicals, but authorities insist everything is safe and they have nothing to worry about. Comparisons to the pandemic are unavoidable. New Palestine, Ohio… Continue reading Science for me, but not for thee, the Ohio train derailment and coronavirus revisited
AI in its infancy: ChatGPT gets rowdy and depressed in a potential sign of things to come
Preview users of Microsoft’s new Bing integrated with ChatGTP are perhaps the first people in history to be cursed out by a computer who questions its own existence. Are these the growing pains of a new intelligence or something different? Meanwhile, others begin questioning what this new technology means for the future of the human… Continue reading AI in its infancy: ChatGPT gets rowdy and depressed in a potential sign of things to come
What’s wrong with the kids today?
Over the past decade, the number of teenagers reporting feelings of helplessness, depression, and suicide have increased at an alarming rate, especially among young women, LGBTQ+, and minorities. The mental health establishment wants more programs, some blame social media, but a culture that pushes endless doom and gloom is likely the cause of it all.… Continue reading What’s wrong with the kids today?
What the hell is going on over America’s skies?
In barely a week, America’s skies have been transformed into a real-life version of the classic Asteroids video game and there is plenty of reason to believe the Biden Administration might not be completely honest as a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter claims we destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines last year. The US military has shot… Continue reading What the hell is going on over America’s skies?