The original book, Colossus, by D. F. Jones, upon which the 1970 movie was based, is free in Kindle (epub) format for a few more hours, or a day or so, at Amazon.
Copyrighted in 1966, it describes artificial intelligence run amok.
There are building metaphors in the scriptures and there are husbandry metaphors in the scriptures. Christ is the building block, for example, and the true vine. (more…)
It seems to me that there are as-yet unexplored potentialities in Mormonism that may, at some point, become important and perhaps dominant; but have been so-far held back due to the decline and collapse of secular morality, and the fact the CJCLDS has therefore been in a more-or-less constant state of defensive siege.
There is no doubt that the possibility, indeed the requirement, for personal revelation as a confirmation of faith and action has many and deep implications. Indeed, I think the implications include nothing less than a new phase in the primary root or source of divine guidance upon human morality.
Mormonism is perfectly clear that Men are partially divine – that each person – because he is a child of God – is in essence a divine being. Therefore (it seems to follow) each person has within him the potential for divine guidance. (more…)
I have to confess, this makes me a little sad.
First, the good news. Modernization has meant that people in Bhutan no longer need to forage up into the mountains, in order to live.
Bad news, this means they have stopped seeing signs of the Yeti.
And since they have stopped seeing signs of it, they no longer have stories to tell their children about it. Of all cryptozoological mysteries, Yeti/Big Foot had the best chance, though even that seems to be fading.
His Majesty was snorting at his newspaper when I brought him his pancake this morning.
You spiritually inferior naifs.
You quoted a certain Mollie Hemingway that
The lack of any naked ladies in the pages of Playboy is a perfect description of where sexual libertinism actually leads.
Should you be so lucky. Should you be so lucky, pathetic fools!
Brandon Sanderson recently published Shadows of Self, which is another book in his Mistborn series, this one with the gunslingling frontier lawman and nobleman, Lord Waxillium and his rouge assistant, Wayne. It was quite good, but there was an exchange that caught my eye. This is potentially a little spoilery, but I have edited the names to minimize this as much as possible.
Steve Sailer (“Booming Utah Needs Lower Wages and More Expensive Mortgages, in the Name of Feminism”) points out a Bloomberg piece on “Why Utah Can’t Afford To Keep Its 1970s Gender Gaps.” You can read it now and then follow up tomorrow with the blog posts by Mormons who wish there were more Mormon mothers away from home and in the work force.