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A discussion between Dr. Steven Pinker and Rabbi Geoff Mitelman on Dr. Pinker’s new book, “Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters.”
How Civic Religion Creates Civic Reality
We do understand that saying words doesn’t automatically make them true. But we also understand that at certain times — such as at inaugurations — words do have power.
The Symbolism of Old Gods and the U.S. Capitol Assault
As people unmoored from vertically transmitted traditions cast desperately around for something to believe in, things are going to get weird. No, scratch that. Weirder.
The Human Need for Culture
People need tribes and culture – things that liberalism tends to dissolve.
When Facts Lead to Uncomfortable Truths
From COVID-19 to racial justice, Professors Brian Nosek and Cailin O’Connor offer insight into the social and sometimes distorted origins of our beliefs.
Judaism, Race, and Ethics
Since they have diametrically opposed impacts on society, it is virtually unintelligible to link religion and race. However much this may be so, it would be ill advised to consider them radically disconnected or as always operating as opposing forces.
Racism and the Professional Class
Who benefits from the policies white progressives are advocating? Are we fighting for racial justice, or for someone else’s justice? Or for no one’s? Until I know, I will be slow to speak and quick to question orthodoxies.
COVID-19 and the Future of Ethical Imagination
How do we build more a just and compassionate world during the COVID-19 crisis?
To Address the Problem of Guns, We Need Both Data And Emotion
To lessen gun deaths, we need to truly feel our fear and anger. And then we need to be able to do research on potential effective ways to do so, even in our current political climate.
Are Calls for Gun Policy Change the New #ThoughtsAndPrayers?
The policy action response—vis-à-vis that of “thoughts and prayers”—suggests a rejection of religion for solving the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. But it’s a bit more complicated and more faith-full than it appears upon first glance.
Why Do I Get Nervous Tweeting a Fact?
Topics such as human evolution and climate change are of interest to me – but the very act of tweeting about them comes across as politically or religiously motivated.
What If We Stopped Fanning the Flames?
This interview between Isaac Alderman and Chris Cotter highlights the aspects of the science/religion debate that are particular to America.