Media coverage hyped the importance of findings suggesting that spiritual experiences have a brain basis. Even so, an evolved capacity for self-transcendence fits in well with what we know about the evolutionary role and function of religion.
Apart from mixed doubles tennis, there are virtually no sports in which men and women routinely compete as equals on the same playing field. Why do men and women choose same-sex competition over mixed sport?
My blog posts on religion have attracted a lot of controversy. Religious people are annoyed by my claim that belief in God will go the way of horse transportation, and for much the same reason, specifically an improved standard of living.
The mass media propagate a view of obesity that is mostly fiction. This unscientific view is broadcast with good intentions. Journalists want to help people lose weight. Yet the information is so unreliable that it is unlikely to help anyone and even has the potential for doing harm.
All roads lead to Rome. In a similar vein, all conversations lead back to the narcissist. If you imagined an escape from the metropolis, think again. You will encounter some roadblocks artfully placed before you.