Going Deeper Than a Famous Quotation or Two The Center - “By inviting further exploration of a quotation’s origin, we might re-discover great and complicated thinkers, who, it turns out, have far more to offer than a single phrase.” Erich J. Prince 3/16/2020
The Coronavirus and Modern Malthusians The Center - “One important aspect in controlling the coronavirus and saving patients’ lives will be the use of ventilators in hospitals. How are these produced? They sure as hell cannot be produced in Unabomber-style cabins.” Gabriel Andrade 3/10/2020
A Vision for Transhumanism: an Interview with Rachel Haywire The Center - “Human nature is to seek power; we’ve had that since the Stone Age. That’s just part of human behavior. But, as transhumanists, we seek to go beyond that kind of thing.” Peter Clarke 3/9/2020
The Psychology of Immortality: Is It Desirable to Live Forever? The Center - What are the psychological consequences of living forever? The Italian writer Cesare Pavese helps us to understand how immortality would impact the human psyche. Simone Redaelli 3/8/2020
When We Oversimplify Darwin The Center - “Charles Darwin himself was quite wary of the metaphysical or religious implications of his discoveries.” Chris Augusta 3/7/2020
Bernie Sanders’ Cargo Cult Approach to Scandinavia The Center - “People do run the extra mile to leave something to their children, even if said children happen to be spoiled brats. Bernie fails to understand this.” Gabriel Andrade 3/6/2020
The Coronavirus: On Risk and Idiots The Center - “As I have no skills to help with the virus, I would like to at least try to help in this small way instead. In any case, take precautions, stay calm, do not listen to dangerous idiots, keep yourself and your family safe, and good luck.” Allen Farrington 3/6/2020
“Post-Truth” Politics Comes Far More from the Left Than from Kellyanne Conway The Center - “But, I still think that—in balance—the Internet has contributed far more to truth than to non-truth.” Gabriel Andrade 3/4/2020
Sanders, Trump, and the Decline of the Policy Wonk The Center - “Today, we tend to hear more about how ‘health care is a human right’ with comparatively less talk about the economic or health impact universal health care might have on the nation.” Eddie Ferrara 3/3/2020
What Leap Years Teach Us about Social Justice Warriors The Center - “Ultimately, the Gregorian calendar had been rejected by Protestants, Orthodox Christians, and Muslims. The rejection was not because of a scientific claim but because of opposition to its origin.” Gabriel Andrade 2/29/2020