Knowledge Creation

Knowledge Creation

Big Questions

Do search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities?

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble

If you had to choose, would you rather live in a world without technology, or a world without religion? — Origin by Brown

  • Could one genetic scientist who is a Christian work side-by-side in a lab with a genetic scientist who is an atheist? (Lanier)

Do people have a right to be forgotten on Google and Social Media in general?

What ethical questions arise by the reviving of a pig brain, and eventually, a human brain?

Human nature doesn’t change much, but science does, and is it accelerating beyond our control?

Big Picture

Big Picture / Knowledge Creation

The search engine is no longer a model for human knowledge, it is human knowledge. So, who (or what) is at the controls?








Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How the Force Can Fix the World: Lessons on Life, Liberty, and Happiness from a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Stephen Kent
Self-Reliance and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Preservation of Knowledge

Censorship is the child of fear, and the father of ignorance.

Laurie Halse Anderson

Ideas, Creativity, Design

What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty by John Brockman

Let this be a holy place consecrated to the spirit that magnifies the soul.