A unique perspective
+ The world's top thinkers, The universe for laypeople, How to be more creative (#403)
This week, I have three articles, one list, one interactive tour through space, one quote and five delicious instant-gratification links for you. Let's jump right in.
1. Is Abortion Sacred?
A dear friend of mine sent this to me, saying that it's quite likely the best thing she's ever read on abortion. Coming from her, that means something — she has read extensively on the topic. And indeed, the essay offers a unique perspective and so many statements worth pausing and reflecting on. The first one is right there in the lede: «Abortion is often talked about as a grave act. But bringing a new life into the world can feel like the decision that more clearly risks being a moral mistake.»
2. The World’s Top Thinkers 2022
I'm not a big fan of ranking people, especially if it's along highly subjective criteria where you end up comparing things that cannot be compared. That said, this list by Prospect Magazine offers an opportunity to learn about fascinating human beings doing great things. I like the broad definition of «Thinker» — from the creator of Wordle to an Afghan judge in exile.
3. Logistics Collapse
It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future, so take this with a good dose of scepticism. Nonetheless, a very interesting post on the logistics of war, and why Russia might run into serious trouble as early as mid-August.