Master of many trades
Our age reveres the specialist but humans are natural polymaths, at our best when we turn our minds to many things
Talk with me
Philosophy should be conversation, not dogma – face-to-face talk about our place in the cosmos and how we should live
Trying to resolve the stubborn paradoxes of their field, physicists craft ever more mind-boggling visions of reality
The Equator once marked the edge of the civilised world. If we put it at the centre, we might see our place in the heavens
I have books on chopping wood, baking bread and butchery. But what do I really know if I never set foot in the forest?
They were mouldy, unread and long out of date. So why did I feel so bad about burning my Britannicas?
The more we learn about the emotions shared by all mammals, the more we must rethink our own human intelligence
The very laws of physics imply that artificial intelligence must be possible. What's holding us up?
Truth is a feeling
Speaking from the heart? Politicians who don’t want us questioning their facts rely on a time-honoured American trope