About Rationally Speaking
Rationally Speaking is a blog maintained by Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, a philosopher at the City University of New York. The blog reflects the Enlightenment figure Marquis de Condorcet's idea of what a public intellectual (yes, we know, that's such a bad word) ought to be: someone who devotes himself to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." You're welcome. Please notice that the contents of this blog can be reprinted under the standard Creative Commons license.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
* John Horgan hopes to change Sam Harris’ mind about free will.
* Laurie Santos does fascinating work in the realm of monkey economics.
* New studies confirm that red meat is bad for you and chocolate is good for you. Not so fast says Gary Taubes.
* Back in April 2000, Wired published a thought provoking piece by Bill Joy called “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us.”
* In this entertaining TED talk, Joshua Foer talks about Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do.