Scott Atran

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Name: Scott Atran
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Russia’s sacred land

When Russia annexed Crimea in March, American policymakers were taken by surprise. They shouldn’t have been, argued the political theorist John J Mearsheimer in a New York Times op-ed. After all: ‘Mr Putin’s behaviour is motivated by the same geopolitical ... [Published Aeon Magazine - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Not religious-friendly

CASEY LUSKINDiscovery Institute, SeattleIn “Lawmakers probe religion vs. science at BSU,” Tony Proudfoot touts three chapters from a BSU honors course textbook, “What’s Your Dangerous Idea?” as religion-friendly. This is a gross misrepresentation. The ... [Published Star Press - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Feb 04 2014 - Updated Feb 04 2014 - 1 reports

[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea Is Ready for Retirement

Something for everyone and much to infuriate you. I esp. dislike attemptsto explain away free will, causation, space, time, and so on. They shouldbe explained, not explained away. I read them all pretty carefully, exceptthe articles on cancer, for I don't ... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
Entities: Entropy, Species, Evolution

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[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea I... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
Something for everyone and much to infuriate you. I esp. dislike attemptsto explain away free will, causation, space, time, and so on. They shouldbe explained, not explained away. I read them all pretty carefully, exceptthe articles on cancer, for I don't ...
X-altruism [Published Will Wilkinson - May 05 2012]
According to Oakley and her colleagues, excessive kindness and empathy can generate "a slew of (results), including genocide, suicide bombing, self-righteous political partisanship and ineffective philanthropic and social programs.""It is almost heretical ...
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