io9 is best at comic book criticism and pop/op-ed bullets on "science events". Venture out of those broadly-defined comfort zones, and the content of this site quickly becomes rubbish. » 6/11/14 5:40am 6/11/14 5:40am

Fine statement, right down to "Misters and Misses Free Speech At All Costs.... You may collectively kiss my black ass." And on that point, if Ms. Jemisin represents the enlightenment to which I'm supposed to aspire, then I am unenlightened, and damned proud of it. She may kiss my white ass. » 6/04/14 5:39pm 6/04/14 5:39pm

Five minutes of error-filled stellar and planetary devolution just to learn - for the umpteenth time - that the meaning of existence is huddling together and loving each other among the cinders of the Big Bang? Dear comedians: mashing up pop post-modernism and astronomy has been done before. Find something new under… » 5/10/14 11:33am 5/10/14 11:33am

I realize that that commenting on this subject on the internet is about as pointless as commenting rationally about science while on Fox News - but.... Krauthammer was mangling Kuhn's thesis in Structure of Scientific Revolutions while making his point about "numbers" and "consensus" among the scientific community.… » 5/07/14 5:37pm 5/07/14 5:37pm

This is merely an applicable version of the very old concept of "combined arms" for UA's. However, it's also one path to AI social intelligence through component networking, collaborative objectives, and risk identification and sacrifice. » 5/05/14 5:30pm 5/05/14 5:30pm

I'll point out that the exaggeration in the title of this io9 summary is, itself, a functional example of self-organized criticality - designed, through provoking disordered responses, to engage readers in finding a new stability of meaning. » 4/24/14 6:16pm 4/24/14 6:16pm

"Judith is a screaming, pooping ball that needs constant food and care in a world where 90% of the world's population wants to eat her."

Until the industrial revolution, that statement was true about any infant in the real world. » 3/17/14 8:06am 3/17/14 8:06am

Hello. If Professor Parker is still around, I'd like to know his thoughts on how new innovations in information management, control and retasking, biological repurposing, and broad dissemination of powerful technologies will affect strategic thinking over the next few decades. One part of the strategic paradigm since… » 1/31/14 10:28am 1/31/14 10:28am