“The growing distrust of science is entirely focused in two groups—conservatives and people who frequently attend church,” says the study’s author, University of North Carolina postdoctoral fellow Gordon Gauchat.
I finished Jonathan Franzen’s novel Freedom. All the relationships in the novel (between lovers, between parents and kids, between siblings, and between friends) were screwed up. People fought, competed, and betrayed each other. People yearned to be free of dysfunctional relationships. Franzen showed how dysfunction was passed down through generations. He described the struggles and […]
The GOP’s environmental policies are likely to bring about a massive abortion of humanity. Denying medical care to people who can’t afford it shortens lives. War is abortion of born people. Lax gun control kills. Mistreatment of desperate asylum seekers is brutal. Odd that conservative Christians support these and other GOP policies. Republicans say they […]
Robert Sapolsky — MacArthur fellow and professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University — pursued decades long research into baboon societies. He found that most baboon troops were dominated by aggressive alpha males who abused other members of the troop, had pick of the females, and enjoyed good health and low levels of […]