challenging religious privilege in public life

Pathway to global climate catastrophe is clear

Global climate catastrophe could be nearer than we think. The Greenland ice sheet could begin a process of irreversible melting.

A Dozen Ways A Smaller Population Is Better

We don't have to dive deep into economic theory or the future of technology to glimpse some potential benefits of a slimmer, grayer population.

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Human extinction or Posthuman evolution?

We are the only species which is consciously capable of minimizing the risk of its extinction and control its own evolution in a desired direction.

Solutions to Population Growth Weaken Catholic Church Authority

That the Vatican views the solutions to the population problem as threats to its authority, and thus its political power, is well supported.

Artificial intelligence will be here soon

Over the last few years I have gone from an AGI skeptic to being significantly worried about how soon it will likely come to exist.

Human Numbers Are Affecting Everything Including World Peace and Survival

The rule seems to be never mention human numbers as a factor in loss of democracy, decent livelihood, environmental protections, etc.

What’s stopping us from using CRISPR to gene edit humans to fight disease?

Over the past two decades, gene therapy has come of age, but there are different means of delivering genetic payload.

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

If early colonies are restocked with new recruits from Earth, physiological changes will be modest. But subsequent colonists may sever the umbilical.
IT'S A GOOD BET THAT COLONISTS WILL TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR OWN DESTINY

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