Lexi Menges

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Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete?

"I think at some point you need to provoke people. Science is meant to make people uncomfortable."<p>It is hard to know how our future descendants will regard the little sliver of history that we live in. It is hard to know what events will seem important to them, what the narrative of now will look …

Progress Isn't Natural

Humans invented it—and not that long ago.<p>How and why did the modern world and its unprecedented prosperity begin? Many bookshelves are full of learned tomes by historians, economists, political philosophers and other erudite scholars with endless explanations. One way of looking at the question is …

Human Rights

Hate crimes against Asian Canadians and LGBT people increased in B.C. in 2016

The number of hate crimes reported in Canada grew in 2016 from the previous year.

Trial of gay man’s attacker to begin | Baltimore | LGBT News | Crime

<b>Kenni Shaw</b> (Photo courtesy of Shaw via Instagram)<p>The trial of one of the defendants in the high-profile attack on Kenni Shaw — a gay man —Marcus Troy …

MRBlog | Sticking to Your Convictions: The Brain and Belief -

Most of us like to think that our worldviews result from our own careful navigation through life’s varied experiences. We assess situations, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Mosques get threatening letters: Trump will ‘do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews’

<b>By Kristine Guerra, Matt Zapotosky and Katie Mettler,</b> <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Letters threatening that President-elect Donald Trump will do to Muslims what …

The list of slave-labor imports you use might surprise you

That new soccer ball you just bought your child? If it came from China, it could have been made by workers who work up to 21 hours a day.<p>That trendy …

Here’s a Powerful Response to Franklin Graham’s Anti-Sex Education Platform

November 15, 2017 by Sarahbeth Caplin<p>Would Jesus support comprehensive sex education in public schools?<p>In response to comments from <b>Franklin Graham</b>, …

Why Incompetent People Think They're Amazing

We've posted enough about the Dunning-Kruger effect that you know the basics: incompetent people don't recognize how incompetent they are because …

YouTube

7 Ways To Get People to Like You

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …