The psychology of political pessimism
Can science and Silicon Valley defeat death?
Where the known meets the unknown we are tempted to inject paranormal and supernatural forces to explain unsolved mysteries. We must resist the temptation because such efforts can never succeed
Facilitated communication, autism and patients' rights
Charlie Sheen's misadventure with a false cure for HIV/AIDS
What would be your final words?
Why Malthus makes for bad science policy
Would you know it if you saw it?
Political bias troubles the academy
Can a brain's connectome be preserved forever?
Did Homo naledi behave more like H. homicidensis?
Do we perceive reality as it is?
Discerning science from pseudoscience
How trustworthy are DNA and other crime scene tests?
Reason, empiricism and skepticism are not virtues of science alone
The moralistic motivations of ISIS
What do we mean by “natural”?
Just because we don't know everything doesn't mean we know nothing
The arc of the moral universe really is bending toward progress