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, June 21, 2012
* How to determine whether controversial scientific statements are (likely) true.
* Apparently, belief in Hell correlates with lower crime rates. Should we be concerned?
* Likely the most important ethical decision of your life: think before you breed.
* Happiness, apparently, is a glass half empty.
* Free market fundamentalism gets in the way of family values.
* On rude students.
* When physics learns from philosophy.
* The esthetics of gaming.
* Should analytical philosophers be more concerned with emotions?
* Fuck me or you are fired!
* A really, really bad TED talk.
* Is there such a thing as gaydar? Apparently, science says yes.