Most media outlets also fall short on enlightening the public on this wide-ranging theory about the origins of life.
For instance, of 30 committed users studied as part of the research effort, two-thirds had named their devices and half had assigned them an arbitrary gender.
Others in the study were found to rearrange their homes to be more accommodating to the robots, while others pre-clean their homes before putting the machine to work and buy new rugs that don't tie up the Roomba on its programmed march around the house.
If yours happens to be a cute little Roomba, a new study suggests that you might like it a little bit too much .
A Georgia Tech researcher has found that many Roomba owners name, dress up and genuinely worry about their Roombas, as if they were living pets.
These social scientists, such as Robert Wright, are known as “directionalists” because they see elements of purpose in life.
At the other end of the theoretical pole are those who emphasize spiritual explanations for evolution. It’s typically proposed by evangelical Christians who find “young earth” Creationism too crude.
Many governments and teachers are afraid of offending conservative Christians, Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses (often not recognizing mainstream Protestants and Catholics, as well as Buddhists and Hindus, generally accept evolution).
In addition to the piecemeal teaching of evolution in Canadian public schools.
Another spiritual explanation for evolution is associated with the New Age movement.
It supports the esoteric form of evolution promoted in 1877 by Madame Blavatsky, founder of Theosophy.
And it turns out Canadians are almost as much in the dark as Americans.