Att tro på framtiden, att tro på teknik

Med modern teknik kommer nya utmaningar och nya chanser – goda såväl som onda. Ny medicin och förbättrade odlingstekniker förlänger och räddar miljarder liv, samtidigt som vätebomber och allt dödligare vapen kan förinta mänskligheten. Bilar ledde till en enorm effektivisering av hela samhället, samtidigt som bilismen nu kräver hundratusentals liv varje år. Teknik kan vara fantastiskt. Teknik kan […]

Books of January 2012

I’ve overall been extremely slow with book reviews on this blog, the basic reason being that I never get around to listing and reviewing all the books I read. So, my new (hopefully consistent) project is to keep a constant list of all books I read, with a shorter review along with them. Seeing as I […]

The worth of science and the darkness of superstition – a message from Carl Sagan

I found this video on YouTube, one of my absolute favourite pieces from Carl Sagan’s magnificent series Cosmos: a Personal Voyage (episode 8, ”Journeys through Space and Time”). An excellent message to be absorbed by all of humanity. ”What we do with our world, right now, will propagate down through the centuries and powerfully affect the […]

Carl Sagan: ”The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark”

Carl Sagan’s 1997 ”The Demon-Haunted World” is a celebrated book deserving its celebration, one of the absolute best – if not the best – introductory books to scientific philosophy and skepticism for both the lay person and the academic. Throughout the 400 pages Sagan varies between discussing why certain paranormal concepts (especially ufology) is wrong, and […]