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2014-04-15 23:12:27

The film “Transcendence,” opening with much buzz on April 18, is a dystopian look at the consequences of uploading a human brain to a computer. The novel “Mindclone,” available through Amazon, takes a more upbeat view. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Described as “a wild joyride…to the Singularity,” Mindclone asks basic questions about Artificial Intelligence: can a digital entity achieve happiness when it has no physical body? Will an intelligent computer...

2011-05-11 09:09:00

MADRID, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- My Essential Books is announcing the launch in digital format (pdf) of a novel we're sure will quickly become one of the most widely read works in recent times. Published in English and Spanish, the novel, The Audience Forced by A. Lovaz is a mixture of fiction and reality, novels and essays, and presents a perfect balance between corruption and the dignity of a man obsessed with transcendence and the religious mysteries, without forgetting the...

2008-12-18 14:13:11

A U.S. researcher suggests people, despite cultural background or religion, experience the same neuropsychological functions during spiritual experiences. Brick Johnstone, a neuropsychologist at the University of Missouri, said that transcendence -- feelings of universal unity and decreased sense of self -- is a core tenet of all major religions. Meditation and prayer are the primary vehicles by which such spiritual transcendence is achieved. The brain functions in a certain way during...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'