Is environmentalism best pursued through technocratic means?
Is it possible to square our small existence with the vastness of cosmic space?
Why do we tend to blame outsiders for spreading disease?
What does it mean to be free?
What makes people do things that are wrong?
Babies manipulate adults in all manner of ways: can you name some?
Should we all get rid of our cellphones?
What do you love about the Odyssey?
What fuels today’s politics of hate?
Will science ever explain away the seeming contingency of physical constants?
Kees de Vos
Is atomic theory the most important idea in human history?
Can ancient artefacts ever define or legitimise modern claims to national identity or land?
Are you optimistic or pessimistic about future technological innovation and economic growth?
Prateek Raj (प्रतीक)
What kind of economic principles should we apply to the present?
Is self-help a kind of magical thinking and does it work?
Do we need new measures of intelligence?
Can we smell the nuanced emotions and dangerous ills of others?
What one word would you want to banish from serious conversation?
What kind of cultural relationship to France should the US have today?
What can we know of the future?
Is there any hope to change our eating habits for the better?
Is it wrong to keep great apes in zoos?
Roy De Vos
Is it possible to separate out philosophical arguments from essentially theological texts?
Should we abandon the nuclear family in favour of alloparenting?
What is the best way to understand consciousness?
Arrogance or humility: which will get your further in our society?
Is history moving faster than ever?
Communes are invariably founded with good intensions, so why do they so often fail?
Is panpsychism the best available explanation of the conscious mind?
Does knowing a people’s ancient history change your view of their present?
Why is living the simple life so hard?
Is sexual desire inherently objectifying?
What’s a bigger priority in public life: enhancing trust between people or removing the need for it?
Has humanism become too dogmatic?
Dr. Hank Spanko
The Universe will (probably) end one day. Should we start thinking of doing something about that?
Will religious literacy help in a multicultural society?
Are we our memories?
Who are the most overrated figures in the history of science?
Why is coming home to your ancestral country sometimes harder than living away?
How do we get technology leaders to focus on real problems?
Is mathematics a performance?
Is the quest for normality misguided?
Is the blurring of persons and products a moral hazard?
Has our modern world turned our bodies against us?
Why was Julian Jaynes’ book such a hit, and why do people still discuss it?
What can we expect from the future of cloud storage?
Why and how did evolution produce sexual reproduction?
How should work change?
What would you fight for?
Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor?