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Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.<p>On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. …

Flat Earth Society

Does the Free Market Help or Hurt Women?

Does capitalism help or hurt women? A fascinating book from Cambridge University Press, Capitalism, For and Against: a Feminist Debate, seeks to …

My coffeehouse nightmare.

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.<p>You know that charming little cafe on New York’s Lower East Side that just closed after a mere six months in …

Sexual harassment: How it stands around the globe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Any woman, in any country, will most likely be able to relate to this situation:<p>Walking down the street, alone, past a group of guys hanging out with nowhere to go. Her guard goes up, and preparation takes place. Many things could happen when she passes them.<p>It may be the words "hey, …

Sexual Harassment

Opinion

I read Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's book. It's very revealing.

Neil Gorsuch has not publicly stated whether or not he thinks <i>Roe v. Wade</i> was correctly decided. But if you read his one published book, <i>The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia</i>, his position on right-to-life issues becomes exceptionally clear, and it’s not particularly difficult to infer what …

Law

If Animals Have Rights, Should Robots?

We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?<p>Harambe, a gorilla, was described as “smart,” “curious,” “courageous,” “magnificent.” But it wasn’t until last spring that Harambe became famous, too. On May 28th, a human boy, also curious and …

New York State

Are leggings too distracting? A mom takes on a ‘sexist’ school dress code.

By Donna St. George<p>, Reporter<p>Shortly after her daughter arrived at school, Eboni Banks got a phone call. Her sixth-grader was wearing leggings and her shirt apparently wasn’t long enough, in violation of her school’s dress code. Her daughter asked: Could Banks please bring a pair of jeans to school?<p>…

How Rousseau Predicted Trump

The Enlightenment philosopher’s attack on cosmopolitan élites now seems prophetic.<p>“I love the poorly educated,” Donald Trump said during a victory speech in February, and he has repeatedly taken aim at America’s élites and their “false song of globalism.” Voters in Britain, heeding Brexit …

Public Policy

DING Bike Lights

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Are you really free? Yes: a new argument for freedom

How is human freedom really possible in the natural world as correctly described by modern physics, chemistry, biology, and cognitive neuroscience? …

Is One of the Most Popular Psychology Experiments Worthless?

A trolley is careening toward an unsuspecting group of workers. You have the power to derail the trolley onto a track with just one worker. Do you do it? It might not matter.<p>Harvard University justice professor Michael J. Sandel stood before a lecture hall filled with students recently and …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …