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What “War on Reason”? Kahneman’s Truce

Are reason and emotion sworn enemies? Many expert reasoners feel they are. But these supposed opposites overlap, emotions have logic and reason often blunders. Plato’s chariot and the anti-Freud can […]

Isaac Newton at the Tribeca Film Festival

Enter a rapidly changing world where a passionate scientist by the name of Isaac Newton burns political bridges in London, a royal astronomer, Edmond Halley, seeks a powerful formula from […]

Repost: Footprints

[Author’s Note: I’m reposting some old favorites while I’m away on vacation this week. This post was originally from February 2007.] One night a man had a dream. He dreamed […]

How to Generate a Good Idea

Several years ago, Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister conducted a study that measured the productivity of computer programmers. Their data set included more than 600 programmers from 92 companies. According […]

The Abraham Test

The story of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son on Mount Moriah is one of the formative myths of Western monotheism. And most theists of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions […]