What is life? Top scientists gather in Dublin to work on Schrödinger’s key question
- September 3, 2018, 16:32
Some of the world’s leading scientists in biology and medicine are gathering in Dublin this week to work on unfinished business in determining “What i(...)
Who wants to live forever? Transhumanism’s promise of eternal life
- March 18, 2017, 05:00
Mark O’Connell has spent the past few years meeting people who want to upload their minds to robots and never die. He has visited warehouses filled wi(...)
Unthinkable: Who should you follow on social media for unbiased opinion?
- September 6, 2016, 01:00
There has been much discussion of the way in which social media reinforces our prejudices rather than challenging them. Users of Twitter tend to foll(...)
Unthinkable: Is philosophy having an existential crisis?
- May 24, 2016, 01:00
Many unkind things are said about philosophers. Their discipline is accused of lacking a clear trajectory of progress. Their concerns are sometimes e(...)
Unthinkable: Are scientists wrong to dismiss astrology?
- December 1, 2015, 00:00
A time traveller from Jesus’s day would be shocked at what has happened to the discipline of astrology. Once ranked as a serious science, it is now a(...)
Unthinkable: Why Charles Darwin is a threat to religion
- February 3, 2015, 01:00
Darwin Day, which falls on February 12th, is the unofficial feast day of atheism. No human being commands such awe and respect from the so-called N(...)