Weekend Thoughts - 5.20.17

   Image  by  Binder.donedat , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Binder.donedat, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Well this is a first (for me at least): an argument in favor of electing an artificially-intelligent President instead of a biologically human. It's worth a read—maybe we'll eventually get to the point in our society where this wouldn't seem so crazy.

2. As a child, I was fascinated by dinosaurs. I even wanted to grow up to be a paleontologist, and always responded that way whenever asked "What to you want to be when you grow up?" If I had actually pursued that goal, perhaps I would have ended up taking over after miners in Canada accidentally stumbled across the best preserved fossil of its kind ever found, a 110 million-year old armored plant-eater called a nodosaur. The condition of this fossil is impressive, especially considering its large size and old age.

3. Glowing bike paths are a big hit in the Netherlands and Poland, and America could be next. Texas A&M is adding neon bike lanes to its campus, a true innovation because it is the first of its kind. Increased visibility is always helpful for drivers to see cyclists, so this seems like a win-win for everybody!

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.