Biology and physics don’t care about your body image. Obesity is a killer according to science, but that isn’t enough to prevent a burgeoning movement championing everything from letting children eat whatever they want to envisioning a science fiction future populated by the morbidly obese. Many Americans struggle with their weight, fighting what appears to… Continue reading The future is fat and that’s not good for anyone
Spielberg’s thought provoking bastardization of Kubrick, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
More than twenty years ago, Steven Spielberg completed Stanley Kubrick’s final passion project, a film about artificial intelligence and machines that is equal parts prophetic from a modern perspective, uneven as a movie, and unfulfilled as a work of art. Today, everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence. The emergence of ChatGPT and subsequent competitors capable… Continue reading Spielberg’s thought provoking bastardization of Kubrick, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Dilbert is done, but let’s not pretend Scott Adams wasn’t reacting to a disturbing development
The media would rather shoot the messenger, however inartful or incendiary, than acknowledge the troubling reality that race relations in the United States have gotten far worse since Critical Race Theory, intersectionality, and the woke mentality went mainstream ten years ago. Last week the creator of Dilbert, a popular comic strip skewering life in the… Continue reading Dilbert is done, but let’s not pretend Scott Adams wasn’t reacting to a disturbing development
What’s wrong with the kids today, revisited?
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?
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
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
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?
ChatGPT and political bias in big tech by design or otherwise
It’s no surprise that the latest advance in technology has been met with claims of political bias from both the left and the right. What’s driving the bias? Who’s wrong and who’s right, and what can we do about it? ChatGPT is an amazing piece of software and one of the most talked about technological… Continue reading ChatGPT and political bias in big tech by design or otherwise
Tom Cruise and the “I always wanted to do it when I was a little kid” philosophy
The daredevil actor’s new stunt features him riding a motorcycle over a ramp mounted at the top of a cliff, then dumping the bike and parachuting to safety down below. He said he’s always wanted to do it since he was a little kid, because who hasn’t and who couldn’t use living out a crazy… Continue reading Tom Cruise and the “I always wanted to do it when I was a little kid” philosophy