Why our fears don’t match the facts
Why are we ready to hold big corporations legally liable for lying, but not all the other advocates whose manipulation of the truth does society real harm!?
When we fear, we band together, and more readily treat people in other tribes as the enemy.
Coming together after a tragedy is equally tribal as causing the tragedy in the first place.
Climate change doesn't have the emotional characteristics that make it truly deep-in-your-heart scary. Leaders will have to act anyway.
Cancer is the scariest disease, but not all causes of cancer frighten us equally.
Research finds that some early screening for breast cancer may do more harm than good. But that’s what the numbers say. How will women feel?
Most Americans want reasonable gun safety laws, and in a democracy, the majority is supposed to win. Why isn't it working that way with gun control?
Personal attacks on a speaker, especially about their funding, are a sign that the attacker can't dispute the facts the speaker is presenting. Beware the attacker too.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dropped a study on whether living near a nuclear plant increases the risk of cancer. Criticism of this decision is predictable, but unwarranted. The study would only have...
Twenty-one strangers with different values and views, thrown together on a Grand Canyon rafting trip, managed to set aside those differences and build community.