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Forget dystopian scenarios – AI is pervasive today, and the risks are often hidden

Developing AGI has become entwined with the idea of AI acquiring superintelligent capabilities.

The search for meaning in these times

Priests and scriptures say a magical, invisible God created the universe, and put people here to be tested. But some of us can’t swallow it.

Now We Know How Hitler Did It

Are there parallels between the MAGA takeover of the GOP and the Nazi takeover of the German right in the 1930s?

The Role of the Catholic Church in Mussolini’s Italy

The Lateran Accords, signed in February 1929, recognised the Vatican City as an independent state, with the Pope as its sovereign.

ERA and Abortion Are Key to Women’s Vote in 2024

The overturning of Roe v. Wade was a wake-up call and the Equal Rights Amendment is needed now more than ever.

Overpopulation and War

Although the Palestinian Territories have higher fertility, the Israeli fertility is also high, especially for a relatively rich country.

Spanish Catholic Priests Sexually Abused Over 200,000 Children

More than 200,000 children are estimated to have been sexually abused in Spain by priests since 1940, according to an independent commission.

David Sinclair on Age Reversal

If you can rejuvenate at the cellular level, then everything made out of cells, which is everything, will become young again.

2000 Years of Disbelief: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 – 1902)

The struggle for women's rights in America was launched largely by one brilliant, determined activist who waged the battle for a half century.

New House Speaker Mike Johnson is More Dangerous Than Jim Jordan; Christian Evangelicals Elated

"The founders wanted to protect the church from an encroaching state, not the other way around," Mike Johnson has said.