Happy Darwin Day!

People around the world are celebrating the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth on February 12, 1809. (Maybe you can find a Darwin Day event near you.) ...

Religion and altruism

A recent experiment at the University of British Columbia looked at what happens when you prime people with concepts related to either religion or civic respons...

Compassion fatigue

One of the themes of Annie Dillard’s book For the time being is how difficult it is to grasp the true horror or even the reality of the statistics for hum...