In The War on Truth, a New Weapon

“Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it,” wrote Jonathan Swift in 1710. Variations of the saying, including the punchier...

The Ostrich Effect

First things first: despite any cartoons you might’ve seen, ostriches don’t try to hide from danger by burying their heads in the sand....

Why Evidence Doesn't Matter

Given that a good reporter is supposed to be both truthful and balanced, how should journalists cover an issue when opposing camps refuse...

The Proportionality Problem

Decision making: it’s what humans do. Estimates are that the average adult makes 35,000 decisions a day. Of those daily decisions, 226...

You and I are not that Smart

Soundbites, those tiny verbal morsels, are ubiquitous. From billboards to tweets to political slogans, we are awash in them. Soundbites...

When Two Heads Aren't Better Than One

In case you were wondering whether or not there is, in fact, a word for everything, allow me to tell you that polycephany, the condition...