Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A blog by any other name..

How to name your first and probably only blog?
The only advice I could find: A blog name should be short, easy to remember, and equal to the blog url.
I wanted to name it Tiny Robots, but it was taken (and inactive since 2004! Grr!).

Anyways, the name ties together almost all of my interests.  It is a reference to one of my favorite quotes:

"Sì, abbiamo un'anima. Ma è fatta di tanti piccoli robot" – "Yes, we have a soul, but it’s made of lots of tiny robots."

I first came across this quote when reading Dan Dennett's "Freedom Evolves".  It illustrates a materialistic compatibilist view of free will, and it does it using robots!

It touches on philosophy, science, robotics, religion, and by a large stretch of the imagination politics.  As such, it embodies everything that I want to talk about more or less.

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