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Do robots have ancestors, like humans? The Mechanical View of the World from Automata to Humanoid Robots

At the CEATEC Japan electronics trade show in October 2014, Toshiba displayed the android, named Aiko Chihiro, a ‘lifelike communication android’. Androids, like Aiko, raise the question of whether we should build robots that look exactly like humans. 715 more words


Does Atheism as disbelief imply other beliefs?

Recently I had a discussion with an atheist about some of the consequences of atheism (I had originally only complained about a misrepresentation of another argument, but was intrigued by such a strange position that I had never heard any atheist philosopher propose). 1,000 more words

Natural Philosophy

What's in a name? Isaac Newton's Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica

Themes from Andrew Cunningham’s 1988 essay were further developed in his “How the Principia Got its Name: Or, Taking Natural Philosophy Seriously,” published in 1991. Cunningham wants to concentrate on Isaac Newton’s famous… 650 more words


All was light - but was it?

According to many popular books on history of science, the modern world came to be in 1687. That year Isaac Newton published his Philosophiae Naturalis  766 more words

Isaac Newton



The subject of CAUSE and EFFECT has the origins : Space Cosmology Vedas –
Interlinks help several frames of minds and disciplines to catch-up with Cosmology studies that incorporate… 214 more words

Universe-cosmic Function

A Place for i in the World

Imaginary or Complex Numbers have been  part of our mathematical knowledge since quite a time now. Though, I haven’t been exposed to complex-valued functions in biological systems. 188 more words

Silence as an Alternative Consciousness

–by Richard Rohr (Jan 02, 2015)

For me, the two correctives of all spirituality are silence and service. If either of those is missing, it is not true, healthy spirituality. 384 more words