Society

Behind the times: living in a modern era doesn’t inoculate us against believing in curses

Belief in the supernatural doesn’t thrive or decline by decree - even in a technological society such as ours, superstition can take hold

Misleading propaganda from ‘Care Not Killing’ is designed to poison the well on assisted dying

Society needs to have an honest, grown-up conversation about the right to die - what it doesn't need is propaganda and misleading stats from special interest groups

Do astrologers have to believe in astrology?

From the archives, Nick Campion questions whether "belief" is even a particularly useful concept when applied to astrology

Nostradamus and 9/11: picking apart the proposed prophecy

From the archives, David Hambling takes a look at the predictions of Nostradamus in relation to the tragic events that took place in America on September 11th 2001

For a high-functioning society we must learn to embrace neurodiversity

Listening to the voices of diverse communities helps us foster a truly inclusive society, where we treat everyone with respect and humanity.

We can understand the effect of privilege better when we consider it in terms of moral luck

Terms like 'privilege' have, rightly or wrongly, become divisive - a simpler, and perhaps more fitting, question to ask is how lucky we've been

Inside the White Rose: the extremist groups looking to capitalise on Covid paranoia

Seizing on people's pandemic fears, extremist groups are trying to radicalise White Rose members with health misinformation, holocaust denial, and white supremacist propaganda

Philosopher’s corner: where a false claim becomes a nonsense claim

From the archives, philosopher Julian Baggini grapples with the distinction between claims that are true, false or nonsense.

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