Modern history, seen through the eyes of some of the world’s pre-eminent thinkers and doers, brilliantly illustrates key themes from evolutionary biology and ancient history.
Part II: A reading list for my year of listening to the world’s greatest lecturers.
Did I really just get to sit in on a year of lectures from professors at Stanford, Duke, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, and the University of Chicago for $150?
There’s an epidemic of misinformation about scientific findings, and it’s dangerous to our kid’s health. Here’s a talk about overcoming 3 major obstacles to scientific thinking.
When I asked the brilliant UBC psychologist Mark Schaller to describe a research finding that changed the way we think about human nature, his answer surprised me.
UBC’s Mark Schaller talks about the behavioral immune system, an old psychological system that has new relevance to social distancing and prejudice.
Can you and I do something to save the planet for our children and grandchildren? Yes, indeed, and here are some suggestions for actions we can, should, and must, take.
If we want to save the planet, an eminent political scientist points out three immense obstacles we’ll have to overcome.
Is it too late to save the planet? In his new book, political scientist Thomas Homer-Dixon taps psychology to argue why there’s still reason to hope you could be the hero we need
Feelings of unfairness are linked to strong emotions, and undermine people’s trust in government, so Barrett could do a great public service by withdrawing till after the election.