Why Do You Choose to Read This Post Rather Than Look at Cat Pictures?

It’s because you have free will! (Or maybe you have another browser open and you’re looking at cat pictures there. Anyways…) Courtesy of Prager University, Frank Pastore discusses free will, and why you have good reason to believe that you’re not just a bundle of instincts in a bag of meat.

Just Another Miracle

We fail to notice miracles a lot because they happen every day and, for the most part, seem very unspectacular. Gerard van der Leun has a pretty healthy attitude toward the miracle of his “rebirthday”: The light went in one instant as the light goes out when you flip the switch to “off.” The light returned in the very next More …

The Future Belongs to Those Who Show Up

Jonathan Last notes some interesting swings in the childbirth statistics: America’s general fertility rate is now the lowest it’s ever been. Which is not great news.  In the press and the blogs, people focused on the correlation between the birth rate and the Great Recession. And there’s a lot to that. Economics is an important driver of fertility. But there’s More …