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mind

Most people cheat (and other insights about humans)

Source » Jonathan Haidt in his excellent book, The Righteous Mind: [Dan] Ariely summarizes his findings from many variations of the paradigm like this: “When given the opportunity, many honest people will cheat. In fact, rather than finding that a few bad apples weighted the averages, we discovered that the majority

”Humans fight over bits of compressed carbon, tracts of dirt, addictive mind-altering substances, and soccer matches"

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Praying for happiness

Praying for happiness This is the fundamental prayer for happiness from a mind that the Spirit has cleared of illusions. Augustine writes: “We love God, therefore, for what He is in Himself, and we love ourselves and our neighbors for His sake.” That doesn’t mean, he quickly adds, that

Buzzfeed and death

Source » NYT: Sometimes I forget that I’m going to die someday, and then BuzzFeed reminds me.

“In God’s mind, Christ was crucified before Adam failed. Calvary is Plan A.”

“In God’s mind, Christ was crucified before Adam failed. Calvary is Plan A.” Dr. Robert Smith Jr

Learning from the Global South

Source » “Cultures which are far removed from biblical culture risk reading the Bible as fiction.” Reminds me also of Hiebert’s “Flaw of the excluded middle.”

“The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary colour.”

“The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary colour.” CS Lewis

Titletown

Source » The Atlantic City Lab: Green Bay’s CLQ is a staggering 22, meaning the metro has won 22 times the number of championships that its size would predict — and not just in football, but across all four professional sports (never mind the fact that Green Bay
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