On July 19, Jan Swift (with yours truly, at right) was kind enough to host me on her podcast, Discover Lafayette. We talked about my book, Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths, due out in September from the University of Louisiana Press. You can listen to the interview here. I will be heading out on lecture and book … [Read more…]
For millennia, our ideas about extramarital sex, the double standard, and single parenthood have been inflexible moral judgements. All of those have changed rapidly because of modern wealth and technology. So do our morals necessarily address good and evil directly, or are they also responses to on our situation?
We tell ourselves, and others, one reason for why we do things, but our choices often betray other, more convincing reasons. Sometimes the secondary reason helps us see morality as survival. This is a serialization from my book, Happiness: A Physician/Biologist Looks at Life. To see the Table of Contents and the dust jacket blurb, … [Read more…]
So we slog around in our lives, wading through the muck and grime, fighting against the people around us and fighting against ourselves; but sure that we are on the right path, confident that the way will become smooth just around the next corner. What we don’t notice is that every rat in the race is in the same mud-rut we are, some ahead of us, some behind, but in a rut nevertheless. We never notice that none of them have turned the corner, either.