I highlight two recent podcasts from the Sam Harris catalog: an inspirational chat with an ex-Westboro member, and an unpacking of a psychologist’s controversial take on empathy.
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A review double feature of Gary Paulsen’s survivalist series for young readers.
In this wondrously metaphysical memoir, Jim Holt takes us from Nothingness to Being, and back again.
A brief lesson in epistemology illustrates how biblical literalism at best provides non-answers and at worst is self-defeating.
Arthur C. Clarke’s visionary tale of the distant future shines a light on humanity’s relationship with technology as a guarded society rediscovers its place in the universe.
The EPA finalized new requirements this week limiting the use of HFCs, a class of synthetic chemicals that contribute to climate change.
A new study proposes a mathematical model for reversing drug resistance in bacteria.
A master of storytelling delivers a high-strung thriller just compelling enough to dispel disbelief.
Plagues like polio have brought civilizations to their knees throughout recorded history. This time, we fought back.
A two-shot pulse of comedy and horror, The Drive-In is a goretastic romp through B-movie stardom.
John Gray challenges the thesis of Steven Pinker’s book The Better Angels of Our Nature (2011).