William Leiss was Senior Scholar in Residence at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities in the Fall Semester of 2012.
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Ten Rules Do not use invidious comparisons between your views and anyone else’s. Avoid either explicit or implicit ‘fights’ with those holding opposing views. Maintain a tone of sweet reasonableness throughout any document. Admit that there is some risk (where … Continue reading
I am posting selections from Book 3 of the Herasaga, along with a short introduction for each chapter. I will post one each week for the next month or so. Here is the intro to Chapter 2. The introduction of … Continue reading
https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf Washington, DC might be wildly disfunctional, but the good news is that, at least for now, U.S. government science is still alive and well.
Product Description https://www.amazon.ca/Priesthood-Science-Utopian-Fiction-Herasaga-ebook/dp/B075MNKB64/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505672894&sr=1-1&keywords=leiss+the+priesthood+of+science The Priesthood of Science, Second Edition (2017) (Book Two of The Herasaga) Pages xxxii, 350 Pictures and Illustrations Publisher: Magnus & Associates Ltd. The second edition features a new concluding chapter, entitled “Such Clever Microbes!” which deals … Continue reading
Hera, or Empathy (Book One of The Herasaga): Now Available in a Revised Edition 2017 as an Ebook at: https://www.amazon.ca/Hera-Empathy-Utopian-Fiction-Herasaga-ebook/dp/B0753K64K1/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1504200927&sr=1-1&keywords=hera+or+empathy Pages xv, 550 This work, originally published in 2006, had two components that were central to its purpose as a … Continue reading
Thirteen Theses on the “Control Problem” in Superintelligence: A Commentary by William Leiss Leiss Theses on Superintelligence Note to the Reader: I intend to develop these preliminary comments into a larger essay, and I would appreciate having feedback from readers … Continue reading