Letter of 1819, Thomas Jefferson to William Short, on Epicureanism
Chris C. Martin@JonHaidt@MDH_GFU The Faiths of the Founding Fathers by David L. Holmes is good. Jefferson's religious beliefs are very hard to classify. He drew selectively from Epicurus, Epictetus, and Jesus
Chris C. MartinNew MTurk study: "About 20% of respondents either circumvented location requirements or took the survey multiple times. In addition, at least 5-7% of participants likely engaged in “trolling” or satisficing."
Oliver Burkeman is a British journalist and author based in Brooklyn. We discuss his recent Guardian essay where he argues that excessive engagement with political news is unhealthy for individual wellbeing and for democracy.
Chris C. MartinI talked to @Guardian journalist @Oliverburkeman about a recent essay where he argues against over-consumption of political news. We also talked about "The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking"
[This post was prompted by Andree. To prompt a post, back me on Patreon.] In the past ten or fifteen years, there has been a massive increase in the number of transgender people. A 1997 estimate…
Chris C. MartinI read this because @TheBrowser recommended it. It made me wonder whether transgender is no longer the new term for "gender dysphoric" but rather the label that somewhat feminine men or somewhat masculine women are now supposed to adopt.
The Claremont Institute was part of the flowering of intellectual conservatism that graced America in the 1970s and '80s. Founded by students of Lincoln scholar Harry Jaffa, the California think tank was devoted to teaching
A State Department intelligence analyst has resigned in protest after the White House blocked portions of his written testimony to a congressional panel to exclude data and evidence on climate change and its threat to national security, State...
Intergenerational mobility indicates the openness within a society. The question of how Americans think about socioeconomic mobility prospects is drawing growing attention from scholars and policy makers. Our study proposes a survey instrument that...
Despite their anti-orthodoxy leanings, attendees ritualistically bashed Trump, Fox News et al. and often seemed disinterested in understanding the right.
Chris C. MartinI tried to verify Carol Jonas-Morrison's assertion here that Trump was mentioned numerous times at the @HdxAcademy 2019 conference. So I looked through 7.5 hours of conference video transcripts.
The belief that ethnic majorities dominate ethnic minorities informs research on intergroup processes. This belief can lead to the social heuristic that the ethnic majority sets an upper limit that minority groups cannot surpass, but this...