Wonder more at Wonder Club

Speck Kevin Pratt

Each month we do a wonder club and I sat down tonight to come up with a few possible ideas for the next one. I ended up with many more than I expected. I think we might be covered for a while. Would you like to lead one of these topics or something of your own? Let us know by heading to the forums link at the end of this post!

  • Friendship/Community
  • Authenticity 
  • The Care Cost, Why is taking care of people devalued?
  • Are Museums Racist?
  • Online Identities
  • How Education should work.
  • Surrogacy
  • Performance enhancing drugs
  • Pseudoscience
  • Police Violence
  • Aging
  • Resilience
  • Intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Can evolutionary psychology explain most human behavior? 
  • Embodied Cognition, can we exist without bodies?
  • Personhood, Do non-human persons exist?
  • What is beautiful? Why do we care about art? Is it universal?
  • Environmentalism, do our individual actions make a difference?
  • To what extent are we morally accountable for our actions?
  • What is Technology?
  • What is the relationship between Law and morality?
  • Language and Consciousness
  • End-of-Life, freedom or giving up on people?
  • Does Culture Evolve?
  • Is violent revolution moral today? 
  • Poverty
  • Relationship between the spirit and the letter of the law.
  • Our moral relationship with animals
  • Privacy
  • Multiculturalism vs. women’s rights
  • Are borders moral?
  • Do individuals matter? (Do you matter?)
  • Truth and Happiness
  • Is etiquette valuable?
  • Is Just War real?
  • Who are we Online? Your social networking self.
  • Punishment and/or harm reduction
  • Is torture ever okay?
  • Zen – Motivation while living in the moment
  • Focus on the Family – What is the proper role of family in society?
  • Time – Is it real or just a sensation? Has everything that will happen already happened?
  • What does Natural mean?
  • Trigger Warnings and Censoring hate speech
  • Is immortality desirable?
  • Is it murder when soldiers kill each other?
  • Is happiness the greatest good?
  • Are selfies sexist?
  • Does evil exist?
  • What does boredom do?
  • Apathy vs Activism
  • Extended Mind: Is it good to depend on the internet for information? https://xkcd.com/903/
  • Is Nihilism (believing nothing matters) rational?
  • Is suffering justified to build resilience?

Past Topics

  • English is Wyrd
  • Who owns Culture?
  • Drugs
  • Gender
  • Apologies and Forgiveness
  • Abortion and Secular Ethics
  • Transhumanism
  • Apologies and Forgiveness
  • Free Will
  • Identity
  • Privilege
  • Equality in Developing Nations
  • Monogamy, Polyamory and Beyond
  • Dying without an Afterlife
  • Why do theists fear atheism/atheists
  • Book of Questions
  • Playing God: Ethics of Biogenetic Engineering
  • Punishment
  • Peter Singer’s philosophy about our moral obligation to help others.

About the Author
Speck Kevin Pratt

Speck Kevin Pratt

Speck is a communications scholar and designer. Their focus is current complexity in human systems. They have been a newspaper editor and podcaster on the ethics of science fiction. They are also deeply connected to the local radical queer community.

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