Faith is absurd — let’s embrace the comedy in that.
AI is short for more than just 'Artificial Intelligence'. At this crucial stage in its design, we have to decide whether we want it to merely serve us, or to challenge and augment our many selves.
A religious person without a sense of humor? That's a dangerous combination.
If you want to know the state of equality in the US, statistics are a good place to start.
Job automation will need to strike a delicate balance — we want enough to make our lives more comfortable, but no more than that.
No human gets everything they want in life, as Ariel Levy discovered in the worst possible way.
Cut funding to the NEA and PBS? It would be incredibly costly to cut cultural spending.
What's it like to be a minority in America? To find out, read a book written by one.
In what Tristan Harris calls a "race to the bottom of the brain stem," media companies and advertisers will do almost anything to keep your eyes locked where they want them.
There's one whopper out there that people rarely acknowledge, but self-confessed "cynical libertarian" Dave Barry isn't shying away.
From olde English dogs, to immoral women, to weak men, to irritating women, to its prideful reclaiming, to ownership over a woman (there's a theme here), the word "b*tch" has a long and fascinating history, and...
Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery, or a breach of intellectual property? That depends which continent you're on, says Gish Jen.
Whether it's palm reading, climate denial, or straight-up illuminati finger pointing, people all around us – and including us – have world views that are inconsistent with evidence.
There's a place Americans feel they can do anything, and it's not Las Vegas.
Philosopher Daniel Dennett believes AI should never become conscious — and no, it's not because of the robopocalypse.
Do you retreat from your ambitions out of fear? Self-preservation isn't doing you any favors, says Kyle Maynard. Confront your excuses and live more honestly.
The advent of portable technology has exploited our reptilian addiction switch like never before.