A recent New York Times op-ed advocating for student loan default has elicited a bevy of critical responses.
Throwback Thursday: How Dark Matter’s #1 Competitor Died The only way out is to modify the laws of gravity, and our best observations rule those modifications out. “The discrepancy between […]
A new survey confirms that the lay public trusts science and scientists, but that scientists and the public have different views on specific issues. Unfortunately, the survey tells us how people feel, but not why, which we have to understand if we're going to try and narrow the perception gap between what the public believes and what the bulk of the scientific evidence indicates, a gap that cause all kinds of harm.
We are a community of messy, stumbling, fumbling beings tumbling through space wrestling with a confusing gift of consciousness. And that is the great gift of consciousness.
If we know that we are bad at predicting and can account for the underlying psychology then why do we continue to make bad predictions?
“Oy vey!” a Big Think blogger wrote to me yesterday. “Is BigThink.com down?” Oy yey, indeed it was. And we certainly weren’t alone. Amazon in recent years has moved beyond […]
"We see on the basis of what we believe, not the other way around," Errol Morris told Big Think in a recent interview. In other words, our relationship to the truth is never neutral nor "value-free."
With the presidential election less than a month away, it’s hard to go to a museum or gallery in the United States right now and not see art that either […]
According to Walter Mosley, the desire to be famous is more pronounced in young people today because of the way the media portrays success. It doesn't make for a good career strategy.
Perhaps the government agency should take some advice from the Bard himself. "Brevity is the soul of wit," says Polonius, a longwinded fool who was unable to follow his own advice.
In the busy world of the 21st century shouldn't we be making it easier, not harder, to vote?