More writing like what's on Wait But Why
April 21, 2015 9:33 AM   Subscribe

I really enjoy the irreverent yet insightful way deep philosophical issues are explored on Wait But Why. Any other sites or books I should check out?

The author of the site waitbutwhy.com, Tim Urban uses cartoons and humor to explore some very deep philosophical issues. I want to find more sites or books that deal with weighty issues in a similarly irreverent yet insightful way.

Thanks!
posted by reenum to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
There's always the "what if" section on xkcd, which is whom many suspect Tim Urban may have been trying to copy.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:56 AM on April 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Seconding xkcd.

I also LOVE Wait But Why.
posted by JimBJ9 at 10:16 AM on April 21, 2015


EmpressCallipygos, I looked at xkcd.com and agree that Urban is copying Randall Monroe to some extent.

My focus is more on finding more writing similar to what Urban does on Wait But Why.
posted by reenum at 10:34 AM on April 21, 2015


I admit that I maybe muddied my answer and apologize; but ultimately my point was that if you're looking for that kind of writing, Randall Monroe would certainly qualify. It's about science, but it achieves the kind of "serious topics in a lighthearted fashion" goal you're looking for.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:40 AM on April 21, 2015


Hyperbole and a half! I'm not sure how often it's updated, though.
posted by madonna of the unloved at 3:40 PM on April 21, 2015


How about You Are Not So Smart?
posted by Gin and Broadband at 4:25 PM on April 21, 2015


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