The ancient God of Judaism and Islam was no distant immortal, but a god of domestic life, infertility and fratricide
The fire burns yet
Native American peoples are still here and still caring for their land. Can their conquerors say the same?
Like the world fairs of old, Silicon Valley runs on booms, busts, and showboating impresarios. That's a good thing
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
Each tree and farm, street and courthouse of my home county rests on shallow-buried stories of slavery and Civil War
I’m not a feminist but...
These American teens look up to their strong mothers and believe in equal rights. So why won’t they use the F-word?
The attention economy
It costs nothing to click, respond and retweet. But what price do we pay in our relationships and our peace of mind?
Life in the fishbowl
In the future, most people will live in a total surveillance state – and some of us might even like it
Talk with me
Philosophy should be conversation, not dogma – face-to-face talk about our place in the cosmos and how we should live
The meanings of life
Happiness is not the same as a sense of meaning. How do we go about finding a meaningful life, not just a happy one?