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Researchers keep confirming that revealing more flesh and using more makeup can dehumanize you, but they haven't figured out exactly why.
Libertarians and authoritarians can see the exact same thing and cling to diametrically opposite conclusions. And that's going to be a big problem in the very near future.
A popular philosophical objection to life extension is that it would allow terrible people to live longer. The problem is that there will always be terrible people.
Researchers show that far more of us than we'd admit would harm a stranger for the promise of cold, hard cash.
According to the pope, his senior advisers, and ardent supporters, the Catholic Church molests kids because... atheists were literally Nazis?
Years of studies show that humans may be born with an innate understanding of good and bad, and prefer being nice to others.
What the Catholic Church allowed its priests to do to children without consequence is monstrous and inexcusable. But the priests and their amoral henchmen are trying to find excuses anyway.
Humanity's history of using torture and carving out exceptions for harming other humans into submission proves that our morality is not consistent.
The fellows at the John Templeton Foundation have a new idea of reconciling science and religion: mealy-mouth, vague apologetics.
Sex sells, and so does moral outrage about sexy things being lucrative.