Issue 56: Morality and Prejudice
Is prejudice too powerful to be defeated by reason alone? New research suggests chemical enhancement might be the answer.
The idea of virtual rape provokes universal disgust. So why are we comfortable with children having killed an average of 100,000 people in video games by the age of 18?
In a world where nearly everything can be bought and sold, does money pose objective moral problems?
Has neuroscience sold us a lie about the nature of morality?
We think prejudice is the opposite of reason. But could it be essential to good judgement?
Issue 55: A Tribal World
Is the tribe, from the Facebook group to the nation, to be feared or embraced as part of our nature?
From Scientology to the Westboro Baptist Church, how do cults survive in the modern world?
Science is a creed like any other. Could a radical overhaul of our most basic assumptions free us from its chains?
What total isolation taught me about the need for others
The left has lost its sense of community and identity. Do we need to reconnect with nationalism before its too late?
Issue 54: The Limits of Reason
Is the enlightenment project over? Should we seek new forms of knowledge, or would this send us back to the dark ages?
The demise of truth has sent the world into crisis. But are we better off without it?
Can our gut feelings replace reason in everyday situations?
Rediscovering the dream of the enlightenment
Science promises answers to the fundamental questions. But does knowledge have limits?
Issue 53: Utopia
Do we need utopia now more than ever? Or is there something impossible in the very idea?
Why a world without borders is essential to the future of humanity.
The world is currently run by men. What would a female utopia look like?
Human enhancement is already happening. Should we fear or embrace it?
Is it now individualism - not ecologism - that is hopelessly ‘utopian’?
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