Recent developments in science and technology
Paul’s new book, “How Pleasure Works”
Stories we tell ourselves about the things that please us
Hidden connections between art, racism, and bottled water
The allure of cannibalism
Strange pleasures of the imagination
Would we be better off without awe?
Self-control: a scarce resource
Loosening up lovers for the sake of science
Morning routines and misbehaving politicians
How much willpower makes for a good soulmate?
Aggression, dishonesty, and what we think about free will
When should scientific findings be kept from the public eye?
Origins of a science fiction writer
Ken’s libertarian socialism and its place in his work
A real live organism whose parent is a computer
The Scotland of Ken’s stories and dreams
Why write about the present?
How to break every rule of “mundane science fiction”
The painful evolution of journalism in the digital age
Nicholas Carr on the downsides of the Internet
Humans as “sex organs of the machine world”
The “Lost” finale (and other pop-cultural ephemera)
Atheism and Asperger’s syndrome
Is religion a side-effect of sex?