New technology may erode some industries, but as a whole, it improves lives and productivity; Still, we all have to adapt if we want to withstand the initial shocks resulting from this creative destruction. Continue reading Workers Can’t Stop Industry Change, But They Can Prepare For It
In his newest book, God: A Human History, Reza Aslan seeks to provide an explanation for this rise of what he refers to as “the humanized God.” He proposes a more pragmatic idea of god, instead. Continue reading A Divided World Needs to Make God a Useful Idea, Again
Tranquil chaos surrounded me, but I fervently believed that the humanities could offer answers to the big questions. Could a commonwealth of non-believers offer the same benefits of a faith community? Continue reading Building a Faith Community Without Belief in God
Traditional methods of measuring IQ suggest that a correlation exists between intelligence and social class. This outdated view of intelligence, among other social and environmental factors, perpetuates a stigma and enlarges a widening intelligence gap. Continue reading Why Do We Think The Working Class is Less Intelligent?
Just as simple technologies have been abandoned for more beneficial advancements, so should we jettison institutions, laws, philosophies, and cultures which no longer incubate human flourishing. Continue reading How the Toothbrush Mirrors Societal Progress: An Oral History
In joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, one graduate student discovers the psychological power of proper stories, and how their equally impressive ability to challenge practices, were essential to improving medical outcomes. Continue reading Medicine Alone Can’t Beat Diseases. We Need Stories Too.
Not only is the Dark Knight Trilogy a cinematic masterpiece, but it’s also a plat du jour of insight into the consequences of empathy and emotional resiliency. Continue reading Overcoming Childhood Trauma and Other Heroic Lessons from The Dark Knight
Like never before has technology been able to bring people together, from all over the world; yet, we struggle to resists its use as a way to alienate ourselves from one another. Continue reading Lost Communication in a Completely Connected World
Geek girls are vying for top-billing in a culture that used to ignore them and now frequently makes self-deprecating jokes about male geeks’ inability to coherently talk to women. Female representation is diversifying as women continue to grow as a consumer block, but women and girls deserve more. Continue reading Geek Culture is Mainstream, But Geek Girls Remain Left Behind
There are three distinct types of anti-PC rebels. Two of them serve a valuable social function. The third is a menace and should be treated as such. Continue reading The 3 Faces of Political Incorrectness