Should non-denominational for-profit companies that use sexual imagery as an integral part of their branding be forced to accommodate religious attire? Do religious-based rights trump all other rights?
Many people lament the apparent rise of bad manners in contemporary online and offline settings. In her latest book "Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*uck" Amy Alkon offers some practical solutions to the onslaught of daily boorish behaviors.
I describe the equality bias, a form of faulty reasoning wherein equality under the law is confused with equality of outcomes. Legal equality does not translate into equal potentiality or equal life trajectories.
Do strident atheists practice a form of religious zealotry? Does atheism lead to violence? Is The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins as likely to engender violence as say religious texts rooted in genocidal hatred of non-believers?
If you could invite ten historical figures to your next New Year’s Eve dinner, who would they be? Read on to find out the results of an informal survey that I conducted along with my own list. Happy Holidays!
Experts on television medical talk shows (e.g., The Dr. Oz Show; The Doctors) dispense a wide array of advice to audience members. Are such recommendations scientifically valid? A recent study sheds light on this exact issue.
When it comes to freedom of thought, which countries obtained the lowest ratings in the 2014 Global Report on Freedom of Thought? Are there any variables that might help us predict which countries are likely to make it on this execrable list?
The New Age movement works because humans have a desperate need to find hope and meaning in an otherwise chaotic and unpredictable world. Speaking of which, as an Evolutionary Quantum Hakim (EQH), I can offer you three key universal truths.
In their desire to appear progressive and liberal, many people are deeply reticent to cast any judgments. This is contrary to human nature, as the ability to judge is part of our evolved repertoire of cognitive and emotional strategies.
Is part of a man’s athletic prowess inscribed on his face? Specifically, do people evaluate top-performing athletes as more attractive even when they do not know the athletes in question (and hence are unfamiliar with their performances)? Read the results of a recent study using Tour de France cyclists.
The two surviving members of the all-female group TLC recently publicly chastised Rihanna for her scantily clad attire and overt sexuality. This is to be expected once one understands the evolutionary roots of intra-sexual competition.
Why do female porn actresses choose their career path? What are their likes and dislikes of their chosen profession? See the results of a recent study that sought these answers from 176 adult film performers.
When on the campaign trail, male politicians are particularly apt to have their photos taken while holding a baby. A recent study sheds light on this practice: Men who interact with babies are construed as more desirable along several important traits.
Do individuals have a right to privacy when uttering deplorable and hateful positions during a private chat? Should all individuals caught espousing racist and bigoted views during personal conversations be amenable to severe punishment?
Numerous studies have shown that men and women respond differently to the sexual or emotional infidelities of their romantic partners. Does this sex-specific effect vary as a function of an individual’s mate value?