Where Do We Come From?

Humanity has been asking the question "where do we come from?" since the dawn of civilisation. Our earliest answers involved gods and monsters and heroes. Today, we talk about particles, energy and singul...

How Does Moral Judgment Work?

Humans have a predilection for ranking each other's status in an imagined moral hierarchy. But unlike other status games, like sports or professional achievement, there seem to be few objective measures o...

The Paralysis Of Choice: How To Do You

The paralysis of choice has long been identified by philosophers as an obstacle to action and contentment. In this post, we discuss the root of this paralysis and how it plays out; the choices that emerge...
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Dear Artificial Intelligence

Dear Artificial Intelligence,  Can we call you Toby? We're calling you Toby.  One day, we humanoids will be dust. Hopefully by then, you'll travel and transcend this Earth with ease. As we write, you...

Why Are Other People Wrong?

If the US election and Brexit referendum have shown us anything, it’s how difficult we find it to disagree. In our polarised climate, a vote isn’t seen as an expression of political preference, but as a ...