Iowa based writer and educator. Part time philosopher.
Reading popular science articles is a fun pastime for many people, and can help everybody understand the world of science. But is there a downside to making this information so easy to understand?
While pejorative stereotypes have been properly cast aside, the question remains whether there is a fundamental difference between how Eastern and Western societies are configured.
David Miliband has said that the hardest way into the US is to enter as a refugee. Is he correct?
The world economy is often measured in terms of money, but is this the best method?
Happiness is the key to a good life, isn't it? But one philosopher thinks you want something less pleasant, and that happiness is nothing but a nice side effect.
Repealing Obamacare without a fit replacement will leave tens of millions uninsured. Who is responsible for the fall out? A moral hypothetical raised by Kurt Vonnegut can help.
In 1972, eight mice were placed in a utopia. Full of food, water, bedding, and space for 3000 mice. Within three years there were no survivors.
Students at an English university have demanded that their curriculum be "decolonized". What does that mean?
Schrodinger's cat is one of the most famous thought experiments of all time, but what does it mean for science, and what happens to the poor cat?
Not every language agrees on how many colors there are. With some having more terms and others fewer. But does that mean we see the world differently?