Words of Wisdom from Neil Young
Neil Young will be speaking at The Nantucket Project, a festival of
ideas happening September 24 - 27 on Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Neil Percival Young (b. 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He released his first album in 1968 and has forged an acclaimed solo career spanning 45 years and 35 studio albums. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.
He will be speaking at The Nantucket Project, a festival of ideas happening September 24 - 27 on Nantucket, Massachusetts. To find out more visit https://www.nantucketproject.com
The Russian-built FEDOR was launched on a mission to help ISS astronauts.
Most people think human extinction would be bad. These people aren't philosophers.
- A new opinion piece in The New York Times argues that humanity is so horrible to other forms of life that our extinction wouldn't be all that bad, morally speaking.
- The author, Dr. Todd May, is a philosopher who is known for advising the writers of The Good Place.
- The idea of human extinction is a big one, with lots of disagreement on its moral value.
Picking up where we left off a year ago, a conversation about the homeostatic imperative as it plays out in everything from bacteria to pharmaceutical companies—and how the marvelous apparatus of the human mind also gets us into all kinds of trouble.
- "Prior to nervous systems: no mind, no consciousness, no intention in the full sense of the term. After nervous systems, gradually we ascend to this possibility of having to this possibility of having minds, having consciousness, and having reasoning that allows us to arrive at some of these very interesting decisions."
- "We are fragile culturally and socially…but life is fragile to begin with. All that it takes is a little bit of bad luck in the management of those supports, and you're cooked…you can actually be cooked—with global warming!"