Oxford and Cambridge erupted last month in a fervour of heated abortion “debates”, all sides consistently missing the point.

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You may have heard that the internet and technology at large have served in large part as polarisers of society.

I have always been hesitant to ascribe such a simple causal chain to such a complex phenomenon, but right now, I feel the urge to do so.

If you haven’t…

A disregard for the real suffering that dominates our world.

King of the cats — and eater of you, if you get too close… Photo by Lemuel Butler on Unsplash

I recently attended the Genexis conference on reason and faith in Coventry, England. For context, I’m a newly-questioning agnostic with a pretty long history of New Atheism behind me, having been raised the son of a Church of England priest (I know, right?).

Though Genexis has an unapologetic (though definitely…

How our conceptions of spacetime are central to conversations about free will and the Kalam cosmological argument.

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The passage of time might be an illusion, modern physics seems to tell us.

Well, shucks. I hate it when physics tells us non-intuitive things about the world.

But it could be true: our human perception is unanimously that time is something which flows past us, from “past” to “present”…

If creationists are correct, God has a lot to answer for. (I could probably do better.)

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You know that niggling feeling in the back of your mind where something just doesn’t quite sit right with you?

Somebody gave you a funny glance, or whispered something inaudible as they passed, or perhaps a houseguest has put a pan away in the wrong cupboard and now the whole…

Rory Cockshaw

I write about science, philosophy, and society. Occasionally whatever else takes my fancy. Student @ University of Cambridge, Yale Bioethics alum.

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