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September 29, 2020

Arguably the worst crimes against humanity since the Holocaust are currently ongoing in East Turkestan, the Chinese region known as Xinjiang. The Uyghurs are victims of a genocide, ordered by the Chinese regime. Torture, rape and mass sterilization are some of the methods being used. Omer Kanat is the executive director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project and he explains what is happening, why it is happening and how we can stop it.

August 19, 2020

Tim Luce is the Chief Scientist at ITER – the world’s largest fusion energy project. If this collaboration of 35 nations ends up being successful, it might be the most important step in the history of human kind when it comes to energy. Fusion may very well change the world forever.

July 13, 2020

Anthony Magnabosco is a guru of Street Epistemology – a conversation method which is used to investigate the reasons people have for believing something is true, just by asking questions. The interest of watching him practice Street Epistemology with random people is big, proven by the fact that his YouTube channel has more than 50 000 subscribers

June 9, 2020

The philosophy of Stoicism has been around for thousands of years, but over the last decades its popularity has skyrocketed. Dr. William B. Irvine has is a philosopher and author with expertise in Stoicism. In this article he guides us through this philosophy and explains how it can help us to live a happier life.

May 3, 2020

Alex O’Connor, known from YouTube as Cosmic Skeptic, answers our questions about moral philosophy. Why isn’t it possible to define “good”? What is the Good Delusion? What does it mean when someone acts against their own moral principles? How did Alex handle the conflict between his moral principles and eating meat? And of course, what book would he recommend?

March 25, 2020

Christer Fuglesang has a background in particle physics and in 2006 he became the first Swede in space. In this interview we talk about space research, why it is justified to spend money on it and the increasing involvement of private companies in space. We also dive into what it takes to be an astronaut, how to handle risks and fear, why some see light flashes in space, how much an astronaut earns and also how to get children interested in natural sciences.

January 28, 2020

Rebecca Goldstein has a Ph.D. in philosophy of science from Princeton University and is the author of ten books. In this article she analyzes the relationship between science and philosophy, gives evidence of the progress of philosophy and discusses religion, morality and intellectual maturity.

January 5, 2020

Steven Pinker is one of the greatest and sanest minds of our time – a true polymath who uses scientific data to guide us. He is a Johnstone Professor at Harvard University and the author of many books. He shares his thoughts with us on topics like the origin of language, identity politics, free will, climate change denial and social media.

December 6, 2019

The Factual Feminist, Christina Hoff Sommers, shares her view of what real feminism is and point out everything she finds wrong with contemporary, third wave feminism. She argues that the idea of the opressive patriarchy is a conspiracy theory and that women are not sensitive sparrows who need trigger warnings and safe spaces. Has the word feminism been hijacked? Is the wage gap a myth? Can we be optimistic about the future?

September 11, 2019

Dr. Tytti Erästö from SIPRI gives us a full update on the current global situation regarding nuclear weapons and disarmament. What is happening in world politics on this topic? What has changed since the Cold War? Why are Russia and the US pulling out from disarmament treaties? Is it even theoretically possible to reach a nuclear weapons free world? Are nuclear weapons contributing to a more safe world with less war or is it the greatest risk to human existence today?