Survival of the nicest and friendliest

Rutger Bregman is a Dutch journalist and the author of four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His latest work, Humankind, has been translated into over 30 languages and was a New York Times bestseller. Against the “persistent myth that by their very nature humans are selfish”, he defends their basic goodness.

Are you just an ‘ape-brained meatsack’ in desperate need of a software upgrade?

Last year an Oxford expert in transhumanism published “Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century”. Elise Bohan, an Australian, argued that “ape-brained meat sacks” (aka human beings) need to be upgraded with technology to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.  Twenty years ago, this would have seemed science fiction. But it’s no […]

Which country has the highest fertility rate in Europe?

Ever heard of Tórshavn? Translated from Old Norse it means Thor’s Harbor. As an exuberant Europhile, I have the place on my bucket list. By all accounts Tórshavn is a pleasant locale, but temperatures top out at 53 degrees (12 Celsius) in the summer. It is the capital of the Faroe Islands, an archipelago of […]