Richard Dawkins responds to the Alt-Right, Trump's policies, and discusses the evil potential of ideology.
Religious skepticism birthed the modern world, but its ideologies have largely failed to deliver. Could neuroscience cure the ails of human society?
Can you have hope in the face of death? For believers this is somewhat easier, but non-theists require a different set of philosophical tools.
Sometimes single words contain whole worlds. Here are some of the best.
America today has normalized crimes, both physical and spiritual, says Cornel West—and being indifferent to that is the worst of all evils.
What happens to a nation that only reads headlines? They get journalists who chase clicks, rather than facts.
We used to use technology. Now technology uses us. Silicon Valley ethicist Tristan Harris explains how the attention economy hijacked our self-worth for profit.
Can philosophy give you true understanding about life, the universe, and everything? Sometimes it Kant.
California prisons are about as off-off-off-off Broadway as it gets—but that's where the emotional tools of theatre can make the biggest difference to people's lives.
Humans are a programmable species, and we live inside the most ancient operating system of all — ideology.
Once upon a time, hope meant confronting suffering, not avoiding it. Have overly sugary connotations about hope diminished its true grit?
Getting into an argument is easy. But getting out by having both sides see the other side? Not as impossible as you might think.
Racism is the acting out of biases learned as early as preschool, research shows. If racism starts at three years old, so should science-backed strategies to reduce it.
Bennett Singer explains why coming out matters—for the LGBTQ community and the straight community alike, and especially for those who are not in a safe position to do so.
You have to be a little envious of those who have faith—they have a motivational force behind them that is near impossible to beat. What if there was a secular equivalent, wonders philosophy professor Sam Newlands.
ISIS, Hurricane Katrina, Fukushima—for each of these disastrous developments, there was someone with a bunch of data that no one would listen to.
This week, Bill Nye tackles one of the most complicated hypotheticals of all time.