Dogmatic Delusions Can Neuroscience and Social Psychology Help Us Understand How America Has Lost Its Mind?

When was the last time you employed reasonable arguments to try to convince an anti-vax friend to vaccinate their children? Or the last time you tried to convince your crazy uncle that the CIA wasn’t... Read More

Live a Happier Life with a Free Mind

Today the issue of human wellbeing has become a major focus of social and political policymaking. This trend gained particular notice in 2012 when the United Nations General Assembly named the first day of spring... Read More

Humanist in the House An Interview with US Representative Jared Huffman, 2020 Humanist of the Year

The following is adapted (with permission) from my presentation of the Humanist of the Year Award to Rep. Huffman at the American Humanist Association’s 79th Annual Conference, “Distant but Together: A Virtual Celebration of Humanism,”... Read More

The Necessary Discomfort of Progress

ALLOW ME TO BEGIN with a story I’m embarrassed to tell. After my divorce some years ago, I dipped my toes into the tepid, algae-covered pool of online dating. Though it has its appeals, I... Read More