British researchers say a new study shows that would-be moms who skip breakfast are more likely to have girls than boys Cereal Mothers: Babies’ Sex Linked to Mums’ Breakfast Calories Continue reading
The ideal drug policy would apply to the currently illegal intoxicants the same distinctions we routinely apply to alcohol: between children and adults, between use and abuse, between abuse that harms only the user and abuse that harms others. Drug policy, from scratch Continue reading Drug policy, from scratch
I will state this right from the start: I am a fan of porn. I like watching it. I don’t think it’s degrading to women or men or animals or inanimate objects. I believe adults have the right to watch it or not, and I don’t want anyone telling me that I can’t or shouldn’t … Continue reading What’s So Wrong About Porn?
Adam Sternbergh’s long investigative New York Magazine piece, “You Walk Wrong,” makes a compelling case for shoes as inherently damaging to your feet and spine. Shoes are bad for your feet? Vindicating the barefoot set Continue reading Shoes are bad for your feet? Vindicating the barefoot set
How can we tell who’s lying, who’s not? New research out of Stephen Porter’s Forensic Psychology Lab at Dalhousie University determines the face will betray the deceiver’s true emotion, but not in the stereotypical ways we think. Lying? The Face Betrays Deceiver’s True Emotions, But In Unexpected Ways Continue reading Lying? The Face Betrays Deceiver’s True Emotions, But In Unexpected Ways
If religion isn’t the greatest threat to rationality and scientific progress, what is? Perhaps alcohol, or television, or addictive video games. Is religion a threat to rationality and science? Continue reading Is religion a threat to rationality and science?