- There could be a danger emphasizing empathy. “Once you see someone as fundamentally other, fundamentally different, empathy turns off like a switch.”
- Paul Ekman has been an expert at detecting the emotions of faces and even whether they’re dishonest just by looking at their faces. Here’s an article critiquing his methodology.
- Teens who engage in a healthy debate with parents develop a sense of autonomy to resist peer pressure, particularly relating to drugs and alcohol.
- Here’s an interesting argument that livestock animals are actually slaves.
- Descartes died from pneumonia right? A philosopher suggests he was poisoned by a Catholic priest.
- Interesting analysis and data about race and justice.
- If there’s a society where females are scarce, both males and females are less interested in casual sex.
- Mormons who used different methods to change their sexual orientation (from homosexual to heterosexual) reported that it was ineffective and sometimes damaging.
- If anyone says, “Not all ______ are ______.” This comic gives a nice analysis of the thinking on both sides.