challenging religious privilege in public life

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White evangelicals are a political curse

Currently, white evangelicals are the heart of the Republican Party, giving it at least three-fourths of their vote.

How to Rule Our Robots

In the near future, our robot cousins will need to behave if we are to avoid an apocalyptic robot war.

Artificial wombs: The coming era of motherless births?

Scientifically, it’s called ectogenesis, a term coined by J.B.S. Haldane in 1924. His prediction may yet be on target.

Holy Horrors: The Catholic Church And Anti-Semitism

St. Gregory called Jews “slayers of the Lord, murderers of the prophets, adversaries of God”. St. Jerome added “vipers”.

Astronomy’s 10-year wish list: Big money, bigger telescopes and the biggest questions in science

The astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey for the 2020s lays out plans to search for life on distant planets.

Many, Many, Many Gods

In every prehistoric culture, a priest class arose, seizing enormous power by claiming to appease and invoke invisible gods.

The Inquisition and witch hunts marred Europe for centuries

After killing Muslims in Crusades and Jews in massacres, Christians began murdering fellow Christians who deviated from official dogma.

Common Misconceptions about Life Extension and Longevity

As we progress into a future where science unlocks keys to living longer, we need to be wary of misunderstandings.

The Logistics of Going “Interplanetary”: What Does It Take to Live on the Moon?

Humans have been dreaming of living on the Moon, but what would that look like exactly?

‘Thinkers And Innovators’: What It Will Take To Figure Out The Brain, From A Neuroscience And AI Pioneer

Terrence Sejnowski is a professor at the Salk Institute and a pioneer in computational neuroscience and artificial neural networks.