Aeon

31 articles
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In the Beginning

The schism at the heart of cosmology.

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The Art of Butchery

We are disgusted by butchery, even as we eat more meat than ever.

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Like a Prayer

Squeamish though they might be about God, even the totally irreligious can find some comfort in praying.

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Framed By Forensics

Junky, out-of-date science fuels jury errors and tragic miscarriages of justice. How can we throw it out of court?

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The Golden Quarter

Why the boom in scientific progress stalled.

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There Is No Shame Worse Than Poor Teeth in a Rich World

Life in America without dental care.

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My Daughter, Myself

A mom on hitting menopause as her daughter hits adolescence.

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Exodus

Elon Musk’s dreams of colonizing Mars.

"Fuck Earth!" Elon Musk said to me, laughing. "Who cares about Earth?"
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Lock Up Your Wives!

Marital advice columns from the past.

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The Great Forgetting

On childhood amnesia, or why we don’t remember much before age seven.

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A Theory of Jerks

Distilling the moral essence of jerkitude.

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Sacrament

On wine’s sacred and profane history.