The President of the Mars Society and author of The Case for Mars, Robert Zubrin, shares his thoughts on the effects of the space race, the goal of space exploration, NASA, extraterrestrial life, Elon Musk and of course a lot about Mars. He also reviews the movie The Martian (2015).
Postmodernism has become a cornerstone in feminism, critical race theory and queer theory. It is central for social justice warriors and the woke. Social constructivism and Michel Foucault are praised while science and the belief in a non-relative truth are questioned. Helen Pluckrose, co-author of Cynical Theories, guides us through the difficult philosophical concept of Postmodernism.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.