We are inviting submissions from scientists and scholars around the grand question: what does it mean to be human?
We are soliciting factually sound and well-researched content that bridges between academics and the public and has not yet been published elsewhere. We accept articles in wide range of styles, including:
- Science journalism written to inform the public.
- Opinion articles presenting a position to persuade others with different views.
- Dialogue responding to other notable organizations, ideas, events, individuals, or news items.
- Excerpts of books related to our mission and topic areas.
- Reviews of books, movies, and TV series related to our mission and topic areas.
- Written interviews with scholars or other notables.
- Excerpted transcripts from notable audio or video statements.
We encourage pre-submission inquiries. Soon we will have a form here, but for now send us an email with:
- A few sentences describing the idea for your submission.
- Any relevant news hook or dates that will guide the timeline of publication, and inform us to the timeliness of the submission.
- Your name, affiliations, and qualifications, along with a 1-2 sentence bio.
The best submissions will bridge across differences, engage meaningfully with science, interact with different points of view, and bring different fields into dialogue.
- We are soliciting submissions that explore how science intersects with the grand question of what it means to be human . We are approaching this question from several angles, for example:
- Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Consciousness and Minds
- Anthropology, Human Exceptionality, and Animal Intelligence
- Ancestry, Genetics, and Human Origins
- Race, Inheritance, and Justice
- Beauty, Perception, Art, and Fiction
- CRISPR, Genetic Engineering and Gene Editing
- Transparency, Academic Freedom, and Research Ethics/Integrity.
- We are also soliciting submissions that bridge across differences, whether it be race, human origins, or other sticky places of conflict. Submissions can be a proposal for ways forward, or seek to increase understanding to difficult audiences.