Science and common sense are alike grounded in human experience. Yet these ways of thinking about things are often in conflict. Sometimes the simplicity of most commonsense explanations can make it hard to win people over to the complexity and uncertainties of most scientific arguments.
For those of you with Christmas trees, they probably look a little barren following the unwrapping of presents. What did you get for Christmas?
Multiple media outlets around the world covered a study published last week in the journal Nature Climate Change.* This study sought to explain why "believers" in climate change cannot get along with "skeptics" and how "believers" can argue the matter better to convince "skeptics." Seems like a fascinating dive into the sociology of science, until [...]
As more cultural commodities enter the market, cultural distinctions will become muted to suit the appetites of a wider clientele
Orange Is the New Black, the popular Netflix show based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, brought female prisons into America's living room, highlighting several issues that are plaguing the correctional system.
The signfiicance of selling a personal substance in the public market.
In my last post, we saw how suicide rates differ by gender. But when it comes to the myriad ways to terminate one's subjective existence, there's far more diversity across cultures than there is between the sexes.
I have been called a little owl, a swan and even a "panda-fish." No, I'm not a supernatural, shape-shifting creature or a character in a children's storybook.