Rationality

Trump And Clinton - America's Socio-Cultural Schizophrenia

Tony Sobrado | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

The United States of America is a vast country. It is inhabited by over three hundred million people and it's arguably the most diverse country on ear...

Miracle Cures and Playing God - Because Somebody has to.

Paul Beaumont | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Paul Beaumont

In reality, Christians merely make excuses for God's inactivity. The truth is that God is no longer in the miracle business, and nor was he ever, in all probability.

Liberal or Conservative, You're Probably Irrational

Mahmood Naji | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

In light of the European elections, and the ideological cacophony that has resulted, it is worth shining a pessimistic light on our political allegiances. There's a reason that the population of leafy suburbia usually vote Tory, whilst inhabitants of liberal hotbeds known as universities are more likely to decry UKIP's fascist agenda. Our position on the political spectrum seems inexorably contingent on our environment, and this should make us doubt every one of our convictions.

Why We Believe in Gods: Afterthoughts After a Discussion With Andy Thomson

Tony Sobrado | Posted 19.02.2013 | Home
Tony Sobrado

The other night I was fortunate enough to talk with Dr. Andy Thomson, Author of the ground breaking Why We Believe in Gods: A Concise Guide to the Sci...

Beware Zealous Converts

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

People have a tremendous capacity to be motivated by stories. Politicians are aware of this and so often make them up in an attempt to communicate their ideas. This is a massive problem inhibiting rational dialogue in political debates.

Eleanor Mills, Assisted Reproduction and Yuck Tests: Rationality, Not Intuition, Should Determine Our Response to Ethical Issues

Craig Purshouse | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK
Craig Purshouse

If someone said they found interracial marriages or gay sex disgusting and believed it should be banned for this reason, would you take them seriously? I thought not, yet Eleanor Mills in The Sunday Times believes that a sensible way to handle the sensitive legal and ethical issues surrounding assisted reproduction is to base it on her own gut reaction to such practices.

Why Business is Like Piracy and Needs More Irrational Thought

Jim Prior | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK
Jim Prior

In the study of economic decision-making the Ultimatum Game is an illustration of the unpredictability of human behaviour, value judgement, and the role and importance, therein, of morality.