Human Nature

The Weakest Link in the Epistemological Blockchain is the Fallen Human Heart: Reflections on Jonathan Rauch’s The Constitution of Knowledge

"Where that Authority does not speak with specificity, I actually do look pretty much to the reality-based community for wisdom. But where he does speak, he outranks them all." - Mark Ward

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The Real Reason Why Scandinavians Are So Happy

"...the research behind the World Happiness Report asks respondents to rate their lives on a scale of one to ten, with ten representing 'the best possible life for you,' and one representing the worst. .... the key, says Savolainen, is their low expectations.  They don’t expect much, so they are highly satisfied, and, thus, very 'happy.'" - Veith

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The rise of pop-psychology: can it make your life better, or is it all snake-oil?

"It is easy to criticise and sniff at popular psychology. Self-help psychology writers in particular can rub us readers the wrong way with their simplistic claims, pat answers to difficult problems, jargon-encrusted pronouncements and relentless positivity." - The Conversation

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