In dire times, some people (me included) feel uneasy about seeking escape from the moment they're in.
Skepticism of one's own positions is difficult to cultivate, in big part because the rest of the world openly defies us to doubt ourselves constructively.
On Sir Popper's beautiful mind as an antidote for this terrible moment.
More on how SF's main purpose isn't to predict the coming of specific things, but to understand how we might respond to them, whatever they are.
On those who believe in incremental solutions -- progressive and conservative alike -- and those who believe in burning the whole house down and starting over.
The difference between a skeptic and a cynic is motives.
What did Bertrand Russell mean when he said, "Do not feel absolutely certain of anything"?
"...the doctrine that the genius must be in advance of his time is almost wholly false and vicious..."