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The very things that we evolved to help us become the most dominant species on the planet are the very things that are killing us now. Find out why we can’t have nice things and maybe never will. How are we worseing our problems?
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Do dogs really understand whether you meant to tease them with a treat or not? Do they understand when you accidentally drop something? Well, German scientists have evidence of one possible answer.
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Why is truth, honesty, good-faith negotiations, and expert opinion necessary for us to survive as a people and as a democracy? Because our society is too complex for one person to understand it all completely. We must rely on others to make decisions in our best interest.
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Is an armed society a more polite society? Hell no. Of course you should worry about seeing a white man armed in a public place. Haven’t nearly every mass shooter been an armed white man in a public place? For the open carry folks to claim that we should trust them to be the good guy with the gun is the ultimate in gaslighting.
We are a country divided and the distinctions are becoming more distinct. Evolutionary psychology says we treat each other like foreigners with fear, suspicion, and disgust.
Men evolved to rape. Circumstances will vary, but it is inside all of us. Change your perspective from the man’s to the woman’s and rape becomes much more difficult to excuse.
With the death of Roger Ailes, we are focused on the contributions of news to political polarization. Now we have liberal fake news to contend with. Here we examine the role of perception in our polarized politics.
Bickering Dems to the left of us! Bickering progressives to the right of us! Bickering leftists all around us! So, let’s focus that bickering on the GOP and the 2018 elections instead, hunh?