AGI, brain-machine interfaces, 'uploads' etc. can all wait. We have a bigger problem: we don’t yet know if wetware brains should assess predictive…
A newspaper says news is special, it's not like packaged food. Oh, but it is. And in ways that can inform better journalism.
There are indeed limits to science that leave a gap for faith to step in. Just not the sort you'd think.
A community of extremely talented and well-meaning people intend to do good better. What might they learn if they lived where they want to have an…
For couples with moral doubts about raising a family in the backdrop of climate change, two New York Times columns took a blinkered American view to…
Abortion as a question is so complex that even the most nuanced and balanced conversations, even two such conversations combined, can leave things out.
Black English, Indian English, Hinglish and Singlish, all have different relationships to Standard English and Globish. What’s a unifying way to think…
Are we overestimating the machines or misprizing mimesis? What if we're ill-equipped to tell! At least, let’s give the children in your life due credit…
Chatter about deglobalization and allied blocs is swelling. This time around, a more honest ‘accounting’ of the interests of nations might give us a…
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Respect for religion and the religious can better reconcile with science, if it keeps up with updated ideas (from other sections of the NYT!).
Inflation might be the one thing consumers of news care most about. Explainers from economists tend to slide into just-so stories. Care in bridging that…
On representation, inclusion and eligibility, columnists make evitable errors that preclude dialogue across reasonable disagreement.