Monthly Archives: September 2013

Eternity in Hell — or eternity in Second Life?

Apple transistors

Which of those sounds better to you? To me, both might as well be one and the same. But the director of engineering at Google believes that transferring our minds into digital cyberspace will let us live forever — what he calls “digital immortality.” Continue reading


More false hopes from scientists that we can grow bone claws and break the laws of physics

Artist rendition of a new planet

Here’s another news story about the possibility of life on distant planets. These pop up every so often. It was posted at

This article opens by musing that “Our everyday concerns — what’s for dinner, what to update on Facebook — seem small when we consider that there’s a whole universe out there where other life may exist.” Continue reading