- Disadvantaged youths who were given summer jobs committed fewer violent crimes than their unemployed peers, even after their jobs ended.
- Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment.
- Here is a chart of US Congress denying climate change:
- Why are so many people reluctant to accept some social problems (such as climate change)? It’s probably because they are reluctant to accept the proposed solutions.
- When teachers receive exams without names on the exams, the girls scored higher. Given the same exact exams with the names on them, the boys scored higher.
- In general, both men and women want an egalitarian marriage. If that doesn’t work, men’s backup plan is “traditional wife” whereas women’s backup plan is “stay single.”
- Infants who were fed human breast milk rich in omega-3 had higher academic test scores than infants who were fed human breast milk rich in omega-6.
- Sugary drinks are linked to early onset of young women’s first menarche.
- Feelings of loneliness and depression are linked to binge-watching TV.
- Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the problem of consciousness? Great article explaining “the Hard Problem” of consciousness in layman’s terms and discusses Chalmers, Dennett, McGinn, and Churchland.
- The mere presence of a cell phone can diminish cognitive tasks and attention. It doesn’t matter if the cell phone is being used. All that matters is if the cell phone is “merely present.”
- Artificial Superintelligence coming near you. A great summary and explanation of the extremely difficult topic of AI.
- Here’s part two whether we should be optimistic or worried about the prospects of ASI.
- A philosophy student defected from North Korea and describes what the educational system was like. Very fascinating!
- How to be a Stoic.
- I mentioned before about the whole Abbate/McAdams kerfuffle before. In a surprising move, Marquette University is on the move to revoke McAdam’s tenure and dismiss him.
- Undergraduates who watch more porn generally show less commitment in relationships and more likely to commit infidelity.
- Kids with less sensitive moms during childhood grow up into more easily upset adults when fighting with romantic partners.
- Philosopher Clancy Martin has an essay that the best sort of relationships are ones where the people lie to each other.
- Philosopher Michael Ruse in a witty interview about philosophy, religion, and evolution.
- Maintenance sex and emotional investment.
- An interesting, personal essay showing that porn usage ≠ porn addiction.
- Men often mistake women’s friendly gesture as a sign that she’s interested in sex.
- Sharing experiences with another person, without communication, can amplify the experience. Good experiences seem better; bad experiences seem worse.