It’s Time to Rethink the Idea of the “Indigenous”
Many groups who identify as Indigenous don’t claim to be first peoples; many who did come first don’t claim to be Indigenous. Can the concept escape its colonial past?
February 20, 2023
How Should We Think About Our Different Styles of Thinking?
Some people say their thought takes place in images, some in words. But our mental processes are more mysterious than we realize.
January 9, 2023
Are You the Same Person You Used to Be?
Researchers have studied how much of our personality is set from childhood, but what you’re like isn’t who you are.
October 3, 2022
The Reluctant Prophet of Effective Altruism
William MacAskill’s movement set out to help the global poor. Now his followers fret about runaway A.I. Have they seen our threats clearly, or lost their way?
August 8, 2022
Why Is It So Hard to Be Rational?
The real challenge isn’t being right but knowing how wrong you might be.
August 16, 2021
What Deadlines Do to Lifetimes
Can we find a balance between structuring our time and squandering it?
June 28, 2021
The Equality Conundrum
We all agree that inequality is bad. But what kind of equality is good?
January 6, 2020