Tell Us What "Dangerous Ideas" You Like
Now that August, Big Think's month of thinking dangerously, is over, we'd like you to give a thumbs up or a thumbs down to 10 of the radical ideas we presented.
With yesterday's blog post—our 30th dangerous idea—on taxing fat people (to incentivize the obese to lose weight and save the public-health system money), Big Think officially ends The Month of Thinking Dangerously. The purpose of the month was to stimulate discussion about 30 radical ideas that deserved discussion even if just to reject them. (Even though August is over, we'll continue to periodically serve up dangerous ideas in this blog). Now we want to know what you think. Vote the following 10 ideas up or down, depending on whether you think they should be implemented.
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A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
- The creatures' origin is unknown, and further study is ongoing.
- Biology speaks up about Antarctica's history.
Bushier eyebrows are associated with higher levels of narcissism, according to new research.
- Science has provided an excellent clue for identifying the narcissists among us.
- Eyebrows are crucial to recognizing identities.
- The study provides insight into how we process faces and our latent ability to detect toxic people.
It's one factor that can help explain the religiosity gap.
- Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.
- A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.
- The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity.
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