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Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise.
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Stoicism is a big deal right now, but it has some major flaws. Here's why you might want to hold off on becoming a Stoic.
"For every PhD there is an equal and opposite PhD."
One god stands for order, logic, and reason. The other stands for chaos, madness, and drunkenness. Nietzsche thinks you need both.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?
That Nietzsche quote might not mean what you think it does.
Evolutionary psychology could explain those otherworldly feelings.
Memory errors may actually indicate a way in which the human cognitive system is “optimal” or “rational.”
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
From "Thompson's violinist" to the "Experience Machine," these thought experiments will throw your mind for a loop.
Our brains did not evolve to shop on Amazon.
Why, exactly, should you die for your child?
The best-laid plans of mice and everyone else.
We could even benefit from more whataboutisms — if they're used properly.
Intellectual humility demands that we examine our motivations for holding certain beliefs.
We tend to assume our view of the world is objective and accurate rather than subjective and biased — which is what it really is.
The highest earning Myers-Briggs personality type? ENTJ.
Quantum theory has weird implications. Trying to explain them just makes things weirder.
And if it does, could we ever measure it?
For many people, a challenge to their worldview feels like an attack on their personal identity.
Surely they can't be worse...can they?
About the project The goal of driving more progress across the world—scientifically, politically, economically, socially, etc—is one shared by many. And yet, debates about the best way to maximize progress […]
Many people perceive the struggle to understand our Universe as a battle between science and God. But this is a false dichotomy.
It might seem petty and shallow to get upset over a bad gift, but there's often a deeper reason behind the feeling.
The secret may lie in an old idiom: "Sleep on it."
From physics and alchemy to theology and eschatology, Isaac Newton’s research was rooted in a personal pursuit of the Divine.
Modern applications of Stoicism show up in unexpected places, from the latest techniques in psychotherapy to texts on Christian theology.
Most people believe you can win an argument with facts - but when "facts" are so often subject to doubt, are personal experiences trusted more?