Humans are not designed to be happy, or even content. Instead, we are designed primarily to survive and reproduce, like every other creature in the natural world. A state of contentment is discouraged by nature because it would lower our guard against possible threats to our survival. The factContinue Reading

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone and New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond, two bishops who did not respond appropriately to accusations of child abuse involving clergy, are being edited out of training videos. — SNAP Network (@SNAPNetwork) October 3, 2018 Two Catholic bishops accused of failing to protect children from abusiveContinue Reading “He had a hard time because he was so drunk, and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothes. I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help. When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop meContinue Reading My beef is with empathy in particular, with its role in decision making. Empathy has certain design features that do make it positive in certain restricted circumstances. If you and I are the only people on earth and you’re in pain and I can help you and make yourContinue Reading Some states, such as California, have seen dramatic drops in their crime rates since the enactment of the Three- Strikes Law. In 2011, Los Angeles, California reported crime had decreased by half of the current amount since 1994, which is the same year the Three- Strikes Law was putContinue Reading “It often starts in a very insidious way,” said Patricia Pape, a psychologist in private practice in New York. “He says, ‘Don’t put Sweet-and-Low in your coffee, it’s poisonous.’ “Then, ‘When you wear that nail polish, it makes you look like a fallen woman,’ and ‘That skirt is tooContinue Reading Former President Jimmy Carter is speaking out about President Donald Trump’s thorny legal battle with porn star Stormy Daniels famous for her many roles in movies shown on – which he believes will have both personal and political repercussions. Speaking with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell – who saidContinue Reading