Phil Torres

Phil Torres is the founder of the X-Risks Institute and author of The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse. He’s on Twitter @xriskology.

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