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New Humanist

New Humanist Winter 2021

New Humanist is a quarterly magazine of science and culture. Filled with intelligent and thought-provoking essays and reportage on climate, technology, equality and more. 

Winter 2021 

From the publisher

Of beasts and men

Animal sentience is likely to be legally recognised in the UK. But, asks Julian Baggini, does that mean we should now stop killing other creatures?

The curious mind of a dog

We “talk” with our pets all the time. But as Cal Flyn discovers, techniques are being developed that allow dogs to seemingly understand vocabulary and grammar.

How to build an animal

DNA provides the blueprint for our bodies, but something else determines how we are actually constructed. Peter Forbes on the molecules that make us who we are.

PLUS: Columns from Michael Rosen, Laurie Taylor and Marcus Chown, book reviews, the latest developments in biology, chemistry and physics; cryptic crossword and Chris Maslanka's quiz

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