Archive for ‘philosophy’

October 21, 2017

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

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October 21, 2017

Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death Penalty

Opinion: The company had one job, and it failed. It deserves to be dissolved.

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October 20, 2017

Computing the Probability of God

Wouldn’t it be great to find a simple equation that computes the likelihood of the God claim? One author claims to have just such an equation and (surprise!) has concluded that God is indeed likely.

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October 20, 2017

I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why…

I’ve spent the last few weeks wondering if I should own this story or if I’ve said too much, but I think it’s time we have a very open and honest discussion about domestic […]

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September 5, 2017

This Exhibition Traces the History of Lynching in America

At the Brooklyn Museum, the Equal Justice Initiative examines the path of racial terror in America and its continuing legacy.

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September 3, 2017

Enough With the Top 1 Percent: The Top 20 Percent, the Upper Middle Class, Is Hoarding the American Dream

Already President Trump and the Democrats are trading clichés in the opening skirmishes over Trump’s tax reform proposals. Yet both are missing the bigger reality of who are the economy’s winners and losers—a pattern that’s only grown over recent decades.

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September 2, 2017

Social Democracy Can Only Tame Capitalism. We Need to Overcome It.

To achieve radical democracy, we need to rethink our undemocratic economic system.

Source: Social Democracy Can Only Tame Capitalism. We Need to Overcome It.

September 2, 2017

Sunday Meditation: ‘Be glad what you is’ – j.s.lamb – Medium

My Mom wanted me to be a lawyer or a doctor. I wanted to be a rock star but became a journalist. Nobody lived happily ever after.

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September 2, 2017

Keeping kids frenetically entertained is ruining our museums | Aeon Ideas

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September 1, 2017

A New Book Offers Advice on How to Effectively Spread Science and Secularism

How can we nudge religion in the direction of liberalism and inclusiveness? It begins with the ability to communicate so that your ideological opponents will listen to you.

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