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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
Studies about the concept of belief or non-belief in free will shed light on the question of how ostensibly religious people commit atrocities.
What does biological science tell us about fatherhood? A scientist explores some scientific studies on brain and hormonal changes that have evolved to be sure we nurture our young.
Is it possible to marry the liberal view of social change for the good of the people with the conservative belief that "social engineering" is doomed to fail in order to bring new benefits to society as a whole?
It may seem far-fetched to think that studying naked mole-rats could have profound implications for human beings but, in fact, they have already taught us things that could help save lives and improve longevity.
The process of setting drug expiration dates takes into account not just biochemistry, but also profits. How much could be saved by extending the dates just 10%?
Epigenetic modifications and brain plasticity allow us to modify our behaviors throughout our lifetimes.
The insatiable addiction to an ever-increasing numbers of "likes" or "friends" we accumulate is with us here today, creating the potential for a dystopian society.
The common belief in alternative facts is not an accident; it makes the worldview of the true believers internally consistent, hence, its strength. And, once we form our view of the world, it is hard to change it.
Every person has a view of the world, and it is deeply rooted. We fiercely resist any attempt, either by outside forces or through introspection, to make any significant change to it. It has to do with the way we think.