AI vs. Humanity: The Real Threat to Our Survival?

While the debates on artificial intelligence (AI) often frame it as a potential scourge on human society that could destroy the planet and the human species, here is a counter-narrative that deserves urgent attention.   In our preoccupation with hypothetical AI-driven apocalypses, we risk overlooking the tangible harm we are already causing our world and ourselves. 

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Protect and Preserve Wonderland Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Op-Ed Daily Camera: Late last year, Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks put forward a development proposal for Wonderland Lake, a wildlife sanctuary located in North Boulder, that would have built structures on the water and throughout the sensitive wetland. An overwhelming majority of Boulder’s citizens rejected those plans. Instead, the community vocalized support for

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Ditch racism, embrace Colorado’s economy and diversity

Boulder Daily Camera: On Oct. 4 the Washington Post reported that Linda Dwire was arrested on two counts of bias-motivated harassment after exhibiting racist behavior at a City Market in Rifle. Dwire harassed two Hispanic women who were speaking Spanish in the aisle of the grocery store when she “confronted them over what she believed

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The Sh*thole President: Donald J. Trump.

I’ve traveled to over 40 countries on this planet and have lived in five. The only sh*thole is Donald Trump’s mouth. His racist comments that African, Central American, and Caribbean nations are sh*tholes should disturb everyone. On behalf of the United States, my deepest apologies to our allies and friends who live, work, fight, and

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Are you in the know on #NutellaGate? Nutella Fans are Losing It for the Wrong Reason.

Nutella fans are going nuts and it’s not because they’re gobbling up the hazelnuts in Nutella. Ferrero SpA, the Italian company that makes Nutella—the creamy hazelnut and chocolate spread that Europeans, and some Americans gobble up daily, changed its recipe. However, the change in recipe isn’t why fans of Nutella should be going nuts. It’s the

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This is why Environmental Problems Should be Blamed on Consumers.

Both consumers and corporations are to blame for environmental problems; however, the burden of addressing environmental problems rests on the shoulders of citizens and consumers. Consumers are to blame for environmental problems because a consumer can choose—or refuse—to buy a product or a service from a company that creates it. Consumers are also blamed because

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Nonviolence: Countering the Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis of America.

As President Donald Trump defends white supremacists, white nationalists, Neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Alt-Right’s detestable ideology and violent actions, Americans seek alternative ways to resist, protest, and renounce the hate-filled vitriol of the far-right Neo-Nazis in America. The solution is nonviolent action. The candlelight vigil that was held in Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday evening

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The Assault on the White Working Class & their Trump Card for us All.

We are quickly approaching the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Having grown up in a white working class neighborhood dominated by oil refineries, commercial freight trains, landfills and waste water treatment facilities in West Tulsa, Oklahoma, I know the mindset and feelings of the white working class who voted for Trump

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Why President Obama Chose the Wrong Guy for the Supreme Court Job.

This morning President Obama announced his nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. I was asked the following question in relation to this topic yesterday. “Is diversity what we actually seek in a Supreme Court Justice, or is it knowledgeable interpretation of our nation’s Constitution?” Knowledgeable interpretation of our

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5 Steps Toward an Ecological Worldview

All living beings play a vital role in the evolutionary web of life. During the 21st century, humanity will have to deal with an environmental crisis unprecedented throughout Earth’s history. This crisis, deeply embedded in our worldview, is becoming more apparent through climate change, the loss of biodiversity, deforestation, soil degradation, and water pollution. It

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