Phil Torres

Phil Torres is the founding director of the X-Risks Institute and the author of "Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks." He’s on Twitter @xriskology.

Steven Pinker's fake enlightenment: His book is full of misleading claims and false assertions Phil Torres
If 2016 was the most important election in history, this is our chance to begin undoing it Phil Torres
Is this the best possible time to be alive? Sounds ludicrous, right? Phil Torres
Former Islamist radical Maajid Nawaz on "regressive leftism" — and why the SPLC has labeled him an "anti-Muslim extremist" Phil Torres
Beyond "new atheism": Where do people alienated by the movement's obnoxious tendencies go from here? Phil Torres
From the Enlightenment to the Dark Ages: How "new atheism" slid into the alt-right Phil Torres
"New atheist" Sam Harris — still deeply wrong on Islamic extremism and terrorism Phil Torres
The defeat of ISIS will not bring the end of terrorism — more likely a new beginning Phil Torres
Trump's scandals are dangerous: Because they're distracting us from the grave threats to human civilization Phil Torres
Why the "Conceptual Penis" hoax was a bust: It only reveals the lack of skepticism among skeptics Phil Torres
Yet another reason Donald Trump is bad news: He's utterly lacking in "integrative complexity" — and that's dangerous Phil Torres
Engineering the atmosphere: Is it possible? And would it prevent catastrophe, or cause it? Phil Torres
It's the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon Phil Torres
Milo, Donald Trump and the outer limits of hate speech: When does absolute freedom of speech endanger democracy? Phil Torres
What happens after the next big terrorist attack? Trump is paving the way toward a terrifying crackdown Phil Torres