Professor Bart Kosko - University of Southern California

Professor Bart Kosko, Ph.D., J.D.
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Selected Philosophical Essays

“Negative Evidence,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What scientific concept ought to be more widely known?), 1 January 2017.
“Thinking Machines = Old Algorithms on Faster Computers,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What do you think about machines that think?), 17 January 2015.
“Statistical Independence,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What scientific idea is ready for retirement?), 14 January 2014.
“Lamplight Probabilities,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What should we be worried about?), 13 January 2013.
“Why the Sun Still Shines,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What is your favorite deep or elegant explanation?), 15 January 2012.
“Q.E.D. Moments,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What scientific concept would improve everyone's cognitive toolkit?), 15 January 2011.
“Cheap Cryonic Suspension of Brains,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What will change everything?), 1 January 2009.
“The Sample Mean,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What have you changed your mind about?), 1 January 2008.
“The Fuzzy 'Yin Yang' Equation,” Serpentine Gallery display of Equation Art, Edge Foundation (answer to Edge question: What is your equation?), 13 October 2007.
“Computers Will Let Data Tell More of Their Own Story,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What are you optimistic about?), 1 January 2007.
“Most Bell Curves have Thick Tails,” Edge Foundation, World Question Center (answer to Edge question: What is your dangerous idea?), 1 January 2006.
“The Future of God,” Free Inquiry, vol. 15, no. 3, 43 – 44, Summer 1995.
“Heaven in a Chip,” Free Inquiry, vol. 15, no. 4, 37 – 38, Fall 1995.
“Chipping Away at Your Brain,” Datamation, 96 – 97, 15 April 1994.
“In Defense of God,” IEEE Expert, vol. 5, no. 1, 74 – 76, February 1990.