Summer 2017 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. 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 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 Child’s Play H. David Trujillo Jr. What kind of future can we look forward to if war becomes indistinguishable from a game? Summer 2017 Get Over Yourself Gina Stepp We’re all egocentric by nature. In the interest of healthy relationships, here’s how to overcome this destructive human tendency.