Damon Horowitz begins his recent TED presentation with the following question: What’s better, iPhone or Android? Nearly everyone in the audience immediately raised a hand in favor of one or the other. Then Horowitz asked which moral framework is better: that of John Stuart Mill
In a piece called "Ayn Rand is an Adolescent Sociopath", Eli Gottlieb of the UMass/Amherst Daily Collegianwrote:
In recent times, American society has brought forth one of the most bizarre ideological aberrations that I’ve ever seen: the radical individualist. This person not only considers himself so
Writing in the Harvard Crimson, Luis Martinez recently offered a sober analysis of the prospects for victory by “Tea Party” candidates in the upcoming November elections. Martinez notes how the Tea Partiers, who originally organized around economic issues and the demand to limit government spending,
Are children naturally altruistic? A recent study seems to suggest so:
“When infants 18 months old see an unrelated adult whose hands are full and who needs assistance opening a door or picking up a dropped clothespin, they will immediately help" Michael Tomasello writes in “Why
Consumerism masks true significance of Christmas
The Daily Nebraskan, December 7, 2009
Monica Sanford rehearses the cliché that consumerism and materialism have corrupted the "true significance" of Christmas. Though Sanford is not a Christian, she trots out the artificial meaning Christians have assigned to the holiday
President Obama has received praise from left and right for his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. Commentators applauded Obama’s recognition that force and war are sometimes necessary to secure peace. Obama openly states that evil exists in the world, and that force is sometimes
Guilt is often portrayed as a “healthy” emotion – is it?
Does feeling guilty help make you a better person? This is a question universities have recently been attempting to answer through psychological experiments. The results, according to researchers, demonstrate that guilt is essential in helping
Millions of Americans choose to continue smoking despite known health risks. Presumably, the value they get from smoking is (rightly or wrongly) worth the risk to them. But for a short time, it appeared that smokers had a healthy third alternative: electronic cigarettes.
The electronic cigarette
Drawing the line on study drug morality
The Yale Herald
In your article, "Drawing the line on study drug morality," the idea that “life isn’t fair” is often mentioned with regard to differences of intelligence, money, attention capacity, etc. If the simple fact of disparity is
In our parents’ generation, academia was a bastion of secularism, and a threat to religion. Amid peace and love, political activism, one small step for man and several giant leaps in science and technology, college campuses had little room for faith.
The picture today is quite