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When Success is Still Challenging
Even if you’re deeply secure in your Jewish identity, Christmastime reminds Jews that it’s simply not easy to be a minority culture that needs to respond to the majority culture’s assumptions.
Moral Evolution in the Torah
We can look back at where a society was, and how much we’ve grown.
Understanding Deep Time: A Conversation with Briana Pobiner, PhD
When it becomes increasingly difficult to comprehend time beyond a human lifespan or two, how can we gain an understanding of the past of our human species?
The Coronavirus Outbreak Shows the Dangers of Social Hypercoherence
One unique danger globalization poses is hypercoherence, or maladaptive syncing between independent parts of a complex system. With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the world we’re seeing firsthand some of hypercoherence’s dangers.
Violence and Amalekism in the Modern World
In recent centuries, we have internalized the problem of Amalek, recognizing that in every society there is the potential to be incited to violence and dominance.
The WEIRDness of Studying Thinking – Religion, Belief and Social Connections, Part 4
Jonathan Morgan and Connor Wood discuss their new research about religion, cognitive styles, and intuition.
“God” and “Religion” Aren’t the Same
Religion is a human endeavor, and so different religions will have different ways to reach those goals.
“The Genius of Good and Evil” – A Conversation with Michael Shermer at the 92nd St. Y
As part of the 92nd St. Y’s “7 Days of Genius” Festival, get to the very heart of right and wrong with Professor Michael Shermer and Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman on “The Genius of Good and Evil.”