Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’
- The Princeton article in question: https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf
- Same story by The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/08/rich-people-rule/
- . . . and Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/major-study-finds-that-the-us-is-an-oligarchy-2014-4
That man is now one of my heroes for life. 🙂 Okay maybe that’s an overstatement but that takes a hell of a lot of courage and integrity and is a stark contrast to the spinelessness, deceptiveness, weakness, and depravity we witness every day in the news these days.
I think Elon Musk needs to have a serious multi-day confab with Arianna Huffington, in a very calm, serene location.
Mr. Musk, please, on behalf of the world, I ask you to do this or something similar. 🙂 This is workable! 🕉️☸️
BTW I’m not saying I endorse all of these stories!!! 🙂 After perusing the list of headlines I felt like I had to throw that in there.
Now don’t get me wrong! There should be a public education system that is stellar in every regard. But it is incumbent upon each of us (or at least those of us who want to be able to vote, or make any decisions in the public sphere) to ensure that we have a torrent of diverse information constantly flowing into our brains with which we can make decisions, compare and contrast, reach conclusions, ponder, meditate, etc., resulting in a nuanced, intelligent, wise, well-informed, reasonable, citizen of the world.
And like I said earlier this might not be for everyone. Maybe some people don’t want to put forth the effort or care or attention into doing this for themselves. In that case I would politely request that you refrain from doing anything that would affect anyone else on the planet and get used to accepting the guidance of those who do care to accept this responsibility.
How does that sound?
Check out @AmirAminiMD’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/AmirAminiMD/status/1029124848403013634?s=09
Sounds good to me! Sounds like progress is required, change. Because change is normal. Change is natural. Change is inevitable! So let’s just get on with it instead of resisting it and causing infinitely greater problems than would occur otherwise.
I think one way of looking at what we’re experiencing now is the result of holding on to some fanciful notion of what the past was like and completely failing to recognize and confront the current reality.
I love The Dodo anyway but this is a particularly good one. 🙂💜