Summer 2017

The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 21

Is There No God in Israel?

David Hulme

The ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah continue their descent into idol worship as they stray ever farther from their God.

Summer 2017

X-Risks and Human Destiny

David Hulme

In an age when human survival seems to be hanging in the balance, cosmologist Martin Rees speculates on our collective future.

 

Summer 2017

Rebuilding Babel: The Megacities of China

Donald Winchester

China’s ambitious urbanization program stands out in today’s world. But a Renaissance painting offers a surprising warning against overreach. Can our cities fail?

 

Summer 2017

Bursting the Post-Truth Bubbles

Daniel Tompsett

We live at the dawn of a new “Enlightenment.” Only this one has little to do with reason and rationalism.

Summer 2017

Sunspots and Blind Spots

David Hulme

In the face of mounting threats to humanity’s continued existence on Earth, scientists are proposing various solutions. But they all seem to be overlooking one fundamental problem.

 

Spring 2017

The Seventh Day of the Six-Day War

David Hulme

Fifty years after one of the shortest wars in history, the world feels its far-reaching effects more than ever.

Spring 2017

Henry David Thoreau: Ahead of His Time?

Ashley Newman

A passionate proponent of living simply and in harmony with nature, Thoreau is remembered today as a pillar of the modern conservation movement.

Spring 2017

. . . Or Do Without

Alice Abler

Rebuilding the world economy on a more sustainable model is a daunting task. It has to start with you and me—and at that level, it isn’t so hard after all.

 

May 17, 2017

Global Threats, Part 2: Losing Ground

David Hulme

Many scientists are warning that the human footprint is one of indiscriminate destruction and possibly irretrievable loss. Are our days numbered?

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