Bioethicist Julian Savulescu wants us to maximise our individual potentials by making full use of the biological and medical interventions now available; he argues it is the practical and moral thing to do.
Turkish novelist Elif Shafak tells us writing is an endless process of becoming, in the Islamic tradition of Sufism, central to her forthcoming book The Forty Rules of Love.
Geologist Michael Welland shows why sand gets into every nook and cranny of our imaginations; from creation myths to complex systems – the planet can be explained in a grain of silicon quartz.
60 SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD
In our 60 Second Idea To Change The World, MICHAEL WELLAND believes the credibility and reliability of a website should be judged by its users. He suggests placing a discreet traffic light icon in a corner of every site’s home page – with red, orange and green buttons – for visitors to click to register their assessment of that site.Listen to this idea...
THIS WEEK'S ILLUSTRATION
The moral imperative of the writer to enhance our bodies using the power of sand, by Emily Kasriel
RECORDING THIS WEEK'S FORUM
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IN NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME
Bridget Kendall is back in the presenter’s chair to hear a brief history of eternity, hints about ‘How Russia Really Works’ and why we’re actually rather good at mind-reading.