Wise Decision-Making

Was Tyre King’s Shooting Justified?

  On September 14, the 13-year-old Tyre King was shot and killed by a police officer, Bryan Mason, in Columbus. According to the police, Tyre...

Video: Want To Be Young and Healthy Forever? Here’s The Science That Will Help

    Can you imagine what it would be like to be young and healthy forever. It’s hard to do that, right? We all know that...

How Neuroscience Can Address Police Racial Profiling

    The deliberate murders of white police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas are terrible acts of lawless revenge for earlier shootings of apparently innocent...

A Pastor Walks Into a Room Full of Atheists

Caption: Photo of Rev. Caleb Pitkin (Courtesy of Caleb Pitkin)   How surprised would you be to learn that a United Methodist Minister was part of...

How To Protect Yourself From False Beliefs

Kanisha grew up in a Democratic household in Memphis, Tennessee. As far as she remembers, her family and friends always supported leftist candidates. She...

How To Avoid Impulsive Temptations

Guest blog by Diogo Gonçalves Caption: Woman holding apple (image credit) ___________________________________________________________________________ Imagine that every day in your office, there is a lady that drives a small...

Is Spirituality Irrational?

Spirituality and rationality seem completely opposed. But are they really?   To get at this question, let's start with a little thought experiment. Consider the following...

Video: 4 Strategies to Protect Yourself From Thinking Errors

Dr. Hal Arkes _______________________________________________________________     Our minds are wired to make irrational decisions and commit a wide variety of thinking errors, called cognitive biases by scholars. Yet...

Religious and Rational?

“Wisdom shouts in the street; in the public square she raises her voice.”   Proverbs 1:20 Common English Bible   The Biblical book of Proverbs is full of...

How To Advance Rational Thinking In Your Community

Why don’t they teach this in high school?!? Or even college, for that matter. That’s the reaction that my wife and I had after...