All’s Fair?

Jonathan Phillips and Fiery Cushman recently published a paper in PNAS: Morality constrains the default representation of what is possible. The title of Jonathan's accompanying Aeon article is somewhat more evocative: 'But you can't do that!' Why immoral actions seem impossible.  This article (go read it now!) fits neatly in with (what I think of … Continue reading All’s Fair?

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Mesearch

Here's the second thing (here's the first thing) I thought about on my way to Boston: "Research is me-search." Interpretations of this phrase probably vary, but I've usually thought that in my case, it wouldn't really apply: I have such limited personal connections to war. But then again, sometimes I "me-search" in the sense that … Continue reading Mesearch

Review

Almost exactly a year ago, I was on my way to Boston to visit my friend Rachel. Now [1], I am on my way to Boston again, visiting Rachel again but also attending a workshop on structural equation modeling. Last year when I visited Rachel, we talked a lot about research. She was a year … Continue reading Review

Peace One Day

Today is the International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day. What better day to... blog about war? I'm going to stick to my Monday schedule, but I wanted to take this opportunity to share three things: This Spotify playlist, created especially for #PeaceDay. It's a pretty bizarre and eclectic mix, but I'm enjoying … Continue reading Peace One Day