My name is Stefani. I’m a bestselling author, podcaster, and PhD candidate in philosophy, religion, and science at the University of Oxford in England. I began having panic attacks about dying, meaninglessness, and the human condition when I was four years old. I’ve been looking for answers ever since. In some cases, I think I’ve found them.
Here are the notes for episode #30 of Naked Humanity. Do men and women experience religion differently? Why? How was and is Catholicism distinct from other Christian religions, and is that valid? Stefani chats with historian Dr. Erin Bartram about the association...
Here’s the notes for episode #29x of The Meaning of Everything show. It is commonly assumed that social media creates echo chambers, which play a role in making us more polarized and entrenched in our own viewpoints. But today Stefani challenges this assumption, and...
Here’s the notes for episode #29 of The Meaning of Everything show. What are the impacts of technology on our health, wellness, and efforts to live a good life? Stefani chats with philosopher of cognition and technology Chris Burr to probe the depths of our...
We live in an age of abundant knowledge. More than 50 million scientific articles have been published since 1665, and today, on average, over 6,800 scientific articles are published every day.
But this knowledge comes at a great price. The more our culture advances philosophically and scientifically—so, the more we know about stuff—the less knowledge we have about the kinds of things that matter most—about right and wrong, about the meaning of life, about who we are and how to make sense of existence. The result is a culture plagued by nihilism, anxiety, close-mindedness, and anger–some of the most pressing problems of the modern world.
As it turns out, the age old adage “the more we know, the more we know we don’t know” is absolutely true, and it may be silently killing us.
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Last week I was tagged several times in the comment section of a Facebook post I didn’t remember liking. Puzzled, I scrolled through the comments and realized that people were repeatedly tagging me in order to demand justification for why I had liked the post. A woman...read more
Neil de Grasse Tyson’s most recent book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has been on the New York Times bestseller list for twenty-five weeks. You might think this achievement means there is something new or exciting about the book, but there isn’t, really. What...read more
Human beings are the greatest mystery of all.
But we do know this: we can be resilient, we can be strong, and we can be brave.
Dive into the hard questions and learn how to be the happiest and most extaordinary you.