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Afternoon Inquisition

AI: The Question of Obesity

Obesity is an epidemic and perhaps America’s biggest health problem. That’s the message in HBO’s four-part, multidisciplinary documentary “The Weight of the Nation.” Producers Sheila Nevins and John Hoffman pull …

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Afternoon InquisitionScience

AI: Is Philosophy Dead? (Revisited)

A subject we have discussed here before has raised its head yet again. In January, theoretical physicist and Director of the Origins Institute at Arizona State University, Lawrence Krauss, published …

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Afternoon InquisitionScience

AI: Asteroid Mining?

The billionaire-backed Planetary Resources, Inc. announced Tuesday (April 24) that it hopes to mine near-Earth asteroids for water and precious metals, with the dual aims of making a tidy profit …

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ActivismAfternoon Inquisition

AI: Have You A Better Method?

Sometimes you guys send in very thought provoking emails, and we benefit from your knowledge, humor, and insight. And sometimes your emails spark a good discussion. Today's Inquisition subject comes from …

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Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Google’s Project Glass

Yesterday Google gave us a sneak peek at what it’s calling “Project Glass”. Basically, these are augmented eyeglasses that keep Google services available to the wearer at all times. According to the video the company posted …

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Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Apologies

I must apologize yet again for being unprepared this week. My life has turned extra crazy lately, and my involvement here has suffered for it. You all are free to …

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Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Two Wrongs?

By now, you all have probably heard the crazy shit that recently spewed out of conservative talk radio host, Rush Limbaugh's face. Limbaugh came under fire for calling Georgetown University law …

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Afternoon InquisitionRandom Asides

AI: Sing, Sing a Song

. . . Or not. Hey, I got nothing today, folks. I’m swimming in work-related BS, and haven’t had time to take a break to find a decent discussion point. …

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