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Our shifting moral landscape

AW - This is a fun line of thinking!  I think many people hold the intuition that their sense of right and wrong—unlike, for instance, their way of dressing—is deeply engrained and not subject to the tides of historical fashion.  In essence, we expect aesthetics, but not ethics, to change over time...

May 3, 2013 — Jamil Zaki

Kahneman and Bentham's Bucket of Happiness

We need a new happiness. The one most people use now is confusing even our smartest scientists. The problems start with "Bentham's bucket error" but Plato's pastry and a rare case of reality in Freud can revive healthier pursuits of happiness...

May 3, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Sea Star is Fine

I felt inspired after reading Darren Naish's recent post, Herring gull eats sea star, and other tales of larid gastronomy. He describes seeing gulls eating sea stars, sometimes in one piece and sometimes just an arm (or two, I suppose)...

May 3, 2013 — Katie McKissick

Bora's Picks (May 3rd, 2013)

Working to save the mystery antelope that's little bigger than a pet cat by Lacey Avery: Little is known about the silver dik-dik (Madoqua piacentinii) population that roams the dense coastal bushlands of eastern Africa, but experts are working to learn more about the mysterious species......

STAFFMay 3, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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