If by some strange experiment of internet time travel you were friended by your younger self on Facebook, would accept it?
When we look into the clouds, sometimes what we find is exactly what we were looking for in the first place.
"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into." ~ Jonathan Swift
On June 19, 2014 In 3 for Thursday, Atheism, Bias, Catholics, Evangelicalism, Featured, Personal Identity, Racism, Religion Surveys, Secular Humanism
New studies say something about religious identity and their perils in family, job prospects in the American South, and in defining a country.
On January 5, 2014 In Atheism, Bias, Catholics, Evangelicalism, Evolution, Groupthink, Neuroscience, Nonfiction Reviews, Secular Humanism, Theology
"Secular societies climbed the ladder of religion, and then kicked it away," says Ara Norenzayan in Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict. Security breeds secularity. "There are indications that some societies with strong institutions and material well-being may have passed a threshold, no longer needing religion to sustain large-scale cooperation."
“One should go easy on smashing other people’s lies. Better to concentrate on one’s own.” ~ Iris Murdoch, Henry and Cato
We rely on our brains, so the idea of your brain tricking you might be disheartening, but it’s a reality. The brain gathers information and fills in the gaps. Sometimes we see things that we think are there and make judgments about the world based on that observation, but sometimes it’s all in our
The power of bias is immense. It can keep us from seeing our own faults and give us an undeserving certainty about the world. Noticing the biases of others may be easier, especially if you are the unfortunate subject of them, but finding a way to convince them of those biases can feel like