A member of the studio audience pointed me to a podcast of a discussion between Sam Harris and Peter Singer, where they spend the first few minutes discussing meta-ethics. It takes place in the first 30 minutes or so of Episode 48 of...Show More Summary
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis details a conversation between a senior demon Screwtape to his nephew and apprentice Wormwood on how to make sure the “patient” compromises his values and morals. It’s eerily close to our current world, where evil infiltrates the very institutions that are supposed to be churning out well-formed pro-life individuals. […]
This dude thought he wasn't strong enough to pass a strength test. It turned out he actually was strong enough – but not in the way he was expecting. The moral of this video: only play this prank on your friends if they don't bruiseShow More Summary
“This is not a straightforward story about how police departments are bad and Hollywood is good, or vice versa. Nor is it a simple morality tale about how creative freedom made it possible for a liberal industry to critique a conservative profession. … But driven by the need for drama and excitement, Hollywood used genres […]
Classes start in 307 days. I am still working on Dr. Boonin's book, The Problem of Punishment. In previous posts, I presented what I am now calling a moral aversion theory of punishment. The purpose of punishment is to create moral aversions. I then explained how this theory fits within Dr. Show More Summary
Nobody holds the moral high ground and nobody can pretend to be innocent of the crimes perpetrated.
Some Celtic fans think they are morally superior to their rivals Rangers across the city, regarding themselves to be politically and socially more progressive. Yet for the second year in a row a young Rangers fan has become the victim of a shocking assault on his way to watch an Old Firm game at Hampden Park with members of his family. Show More Summary
John Morales says his TV meteorologists should “have the courage” to speak up. Originally published by Nexus Media by Laura A. Shephard John Morales is not afraid to discuss climate change and its present and future impacts with viewers, a rare quality among TV weathercasters. Show More Summary
Glenn Beck made his disdain for GOP nominee Donald Trump clear earlier this month, when he suggested voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton could be a “moral, ethical choice.” Now, the conservative pundit has gone even further, saying that...Show More Summary
'In a humane country, the unborn must be protected to some extent by the government,' said O'Reilly.
It's a near-universal truth that Monday is the worst day of the week (and we've got the Sunday Sads to prove it). According to research done by Stanford University, even unemployed people see their morale dip on weekdays. Happiness rises...Show More Summary
The spookiest holiday behind the one where a fat guy with a global surveillance network invades your home and leaves you gifts based on his judgement of your morality, Halloween, is coming up soon. And Pokemon GO [Free] is getting in on the fun with a global in-game event. What this means is that Drowzee,
In early 2016, Jessica Leber of Fast Company made an impressively strong case for increased corporate investment--time, energy, and money--in mental health workplace initiatives. Leber's piece, entitled "Fixing Mental Health In The Workplace...Show More Summary
47 percent of advertising employees say they have "low" or "dangerously low" morale.
Originally posted at Montclair SocioBlog. Most people agree that when this election is over, Trump will have changed American politics. Bigly, perhaps. But one of the more ironic changes may be that he caused the most conservative sectors of the electorate to relax their views on the connection between a politician’s private life and his […]
You think making taste tests go viral is easy? It involves many more moral decisions than one thinks. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Taste Test Parody, Parody, Viral Video, and Challenge
Hillary Clinton's morality – getting an admitted child rapist off on a one-year sentence – is not unique for liberals. It's epidemic.
One bit of economic reasoning says, "If there are no consequences, people will make bad choices." Don't let big banks get bailouts, because if we do, bankers will take bigger risks. So, make sure that the dentist is expensive (and...
Conservative pundit Glenn Beck recently took on the question of the morality and ethics of the WikiLeaks DNC email hack – and found some troubling answers. Speaking on his podcast, Beck noted that whistle-blowers need to be protected. Show More Summary