I learned two lessons from Jonestown. One appears in chapter 9 of my book. The other was more personal and painful, and America may now be in the process of learning it 40 years too late.
Author: Jack Wathey
The single biggest flaw in our democracy is the primary system. We lament Russian hacking, political dysfunction, and toxic tribalism among voters, yet we ignore the obvious cause and an elegant fix.
Reflections on a summer of both wonder and discontent.
This is a guest post written by Danny Kleinman, a friend whom I met through our mutual interest in the problems with America’s electoral system. Here he applies his sharp mind and mathematical prowess to a smaller but vexing problem in the world of professional basketball: the perverse incentive to lose games, inadvertently created by the Read More …
This post is in reply to psychologist William A. Zingrone, who recently wrote a thoughtful and challenging review of my book, The Illusion of God’s Presence: The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing. The scientific issues he raised deserve serious discussion, and because he and I are now Facebook friends, it seemed natural to write this in Read More …
Christmas is a microcosm of the biological roots of religion. Read this at the Huffington Post. Share this:
This post spontaneously poured out of me on the day before the election of 2016. Read it at the Huffington Post. Share this:
Only a broken electoral system could let Donald Trump get this close to the presidency. Here’s an elegant way to fix it. Read this on the Huffington Post. Share this:
On the eve of the first presidential debate of 2016, this is my fanciful take on how to fix our dysfunctional politics. Read it at the Huffington Post. Share this:
In commemoration of the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this post offers a cosmic perspective on religious violence, terrorism, and the future of humanity. Read it at the Huffington Post. Share this: