Is there a moral case for keeping taxes low?
What is the best way to strengthen people’s role in governing?
Are many opposite-sex friendships really formed to cultivate back-up mates?
Should we encourage more mavericks in science – and if so, how?
Is it immoral to have children?
Does each click of attention cost a bit of ourselves?
Why should we bother to preserve minority languages?
What does our species’ history tell us about what it means to be human?
How will the concept of gender be understood 50 years from now?
Is ‘Know thyself!’ bad advice?
Is there any hope to change our eating habits for the better?
Should scientists risk their reputations by working on controversial questions such as cold fusion?
What suffixes characterise the present historical moment?
Was Seneca right to believe that anger is a temporary madness?
Does doctor bias result in dangerous medical triage?
Do we ever truly come of age?
Do our smartphones prevent us from living in the moment?
Which toggle setting do you choose: destroy or save?
What other strange rituals from history actually make pragmatic sense?
What good is nostalgia?
What are the greatest strengths and weaknesses of the US higher-education system?
Does our domestic space shape our understanding of other architecture we encounter?
Does the name of a disease determine how we view it?
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What’s the best hope for species threatened by climate change?
Are we too sentimental about animal mothering?
Why is religious language so pervasive in AI and transhumanist circles?
If you had the ability to create a new universe, would you do it?
Do we need to teach a new kind of intuition to dispel the seeming weirdness of modern physics?
Have you had an orthodontic nightmare?
Can particle-physics research survive without the military-atomic work that’s supported it?
Is intelligence a universal constant?
How revolutionary was the ancient human realisation that sex makes babies?
How do we make cooperation thrive?
What core idea of modern science is most likely to look silly and naive 1,000 years from now?
How would the discovery of alien life affect the way you think about the world?
How can we make culture more constructive?
Is theory alone enough to establish that other universes exist?
Is the tree of knowledge in the shape of a banyan?
What ecstatic or transcendent experiences have you had?
Do we matter?
Should doctors ever refuse medical treatment to sex offenders when it might lead to more offences?
Is there such a thing as ‘the self’?
Where do you find solitude?
What do you love about the Iliad?
What part has moral luck played in your life?
What does the ideal of the ‘beautiful soul’ have to offer the world today?
Should we think of a foetus as contained by the mother or as part of her?
Can we hope to see the world as the ancient Greeks did?
What are the limits of religious tolerance in a civilised society?
Should vegetarians sometimes be prepared to eat meat?