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Why are we obsessed with saving the planet?

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Why are we obsessed with saving the planet?

Why do we attempt to limit humanity's harm on the planet? Isn't the earth just a ball of rock spinning aimlessly through space?

We disagree on everything. So let’s keep talking.

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We disagree on everything. So let’s keep talking.

How can we look at the same world, the same problems, the same events and come to such totally different conclusions about them? Are we even seeing the same thing? And how can we ever resolve our disagreements?

#MeToo and #YouToo – the Weinstein in all of us

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#MeToo and #YouToo – the Weinstein in all of us

Sexual assault is a huge problem. But what causes this, and does blame only lie with the Weinsteins of this world, or with me and you too?

London’s greatest threat

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London’s greatest threat

Forget all the big health scares of recent decades. One widespread epidemic is on the rise that threatens many of us – especially in London – and we're largely unaware.

In an age of tolerance, why is there so much hostility?

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In an age of tolerance, why is there so much hostility?

We like to think we live in an enlightened age, where each of us has the freedom to form our own opinions. Why then, instead of existing peacefully alongside one another, do we vehemently condemn any who dare to hold a different opinion as wrong? On any number of issues we so often feel that we alone have all the right answers. But is there anything wrong with that?

Christianity: a white man’s religion?

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Christianity: a white man’s religion?

It’s Black History Month, where we reflect on the past contributions of black people in society. Christianity has often played a major role—but is it essentially a white man’s religion?

Guns and the price of freedom

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Guns and the price of freedom

As America reels after another mass shooting, and people around the world ask why they don't impose stricter gun laws, Jennie Pollock looks at why they don't, and how we're all really the same at heart.

The wanton act of reading in bed

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The wanton act of reading in bed

Community is hard. But have you ever noticed how the hardest things are often the most rewarding?

Equality and other fictions

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Equality and other fictions

Most of our moral passion for justice and outrage at equality stems from a belief that all people are created equal. But that belief makes no sense without God, as Yuval Harari makes clear.