Thomas Moynihan
Historian of Ideas, University of Oxford

Thomas Moynihan is a researcher and writer, currently working with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. His most recent book is X-Risk: How Humanity Discovered Its Own Extinction (2020).

Written by Thomas Moynihan

A bottlenose dolphin. Photo by Flip Nicklin/Minden Pictures

Essay/
Animals and humans
Thanks for all the fish

The search for dolphin intelligence and the quest for alien life have moved in historical lockstep. What does the future hold?

Thomas Moynihan

The Leonid Meteor Storm, as seen over North America on the night of 12-13 November 1833. Courtesy Wikimedia

Essay/
The future
The end of us

Only since the Enlightenment have we been able to imagine humans going extinct. Is it a sign of our maturity as a species?

Thomas Moynihan