Cognition cannot be translated into circuitry. Learning and creativeness cannot be defined as specific portions of the cognitive machinery.
— Mary Midgley is 97 years old, still fighting for scientific humility and the rights of animals, still reminding us to be amazed, and not mistake our world for a pinball machine.
An update to John Donne: “It is unthinkable that any species should be an island.”
Hubris calls for nemesis, and in one form or another it’s going to get it, not as a punishment from outside but as the completion of a pattern already started.