Most atheists I know think speculation on an afterlife is as pointless as speculation on a "beforelife" would be.
How could we create Superintelligence? All ingredients to create it are already here, apart from cognition and (eventually) consciousness.
The malignant effects of such ideologies are being intensely felt – as manifested in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
In 1900, about 80 percent of the world's Christian population lived in the Western world and about 20 percent in the majority world.
Population increase leads to faster consumption of resources, destruction of nature and decreasing biological diversity.
Atmospheric carbon has topped 420 parts per million this year, higher than at any time in the past 3 million years.
AI is already very powerful, and most people agree that it will transform every industry and every aspect of our lives.
Purpose for humans is about more than surviving and reproducing. It’s about what we believe we should do in the brief time we're alive.
I still think religion has seriously poisoned much of human life and still is doing so. But not quite "everything".
Humanity's rapid expansion leads to environmental destruction. Population growth needs to be ended as soon as possible for sustainability.