Steven Pinker: How Language Influences Your Brain

Harvard educated professor Steven Arthur Pinker is a Canadian-American cognitive scientist, psychologist, psycholinguist, and a public…

Will Artificial Intelligence Kill College Writing?

Jeff Schatten in The Chronicle of Higher Education: When I was a kid, my favorite poem…

Are soul mates real, according to science?

Amir Levine in The Washington Post: For humans, biologically speaking, soul mates are entirely real. But just…

BOOK: The Song of the Cell

Explaining difficult ideas in terms that are both straightforward and interesting GOOGLE READS: From the winner…

Humanity Was Stagnant For Millennia — Then Something Big Changed 150 Years Ago

“Do we indeed have to worry more about how to utilize our wealth, and less about…

How Mathematics Changed Me

If one is inclined toward mysteries, mathematics can lead one to the conclusion that behind the…

How AI Distorts Decision-Making and Makes Dictators More Dangerous

Henry Farrell, Abraham Newman, and Jeremy Wallace in Foreign Affairs: In policy circles, discussions about artificial…

WATCH Some ‘Floating’ Ideas: A Hospital in Pakistan, A City in the Pacific, Iqbal Solar Park, Water From Ocean, Etc.

Curated by Irshad Salim (2020~) Honorary contributors to DesPardes: Ajaz Ahmed, Ammar Jafri, Anwar Abbas, Arif…

What We Owe the Future

Scott Alexander in Astral Codex Ten: If the point of publishing a book is to have…

Longtermism: The New Moral Mathematics

In his new book, philosopher William MacAskill implies that humanity’s long-term survival matters more than preventing…