Know thy selfie
If Narcissus were here he’d be busy on instagram. Can we have a virtuous sense of worth without the vanity of self-love?
The death of a fly is utterly insignificant – or it’s a catastrophe. How much should we worry about what we squash?
How to choose?
When your reasons are worse than useless, sometimes the most rational choice is a random stab in the dark
Younger Christians may be ditching doctrines of fire and brimstone – but will Christianity ever get rid of hell entirely?
Liberalism is not dead – its ideals are more important than ever – but it must change radically to survive in the future
The sun does not rise
How magical thinking haunts our everyday language, and fossilised ideas live on in even the most sophisticated science
What are the chances?
From a big lottery win to a disaster like the Titanic, unlikely stuff happens all the time. But can we summon it at will?
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude
By brute force
In their blind variations of senseless combinations, artists and Bitcoin miners both reach for a kind of grace