Extrapolate demographic trends to the not-to-distant future, and it’s clear what will happen. Imagine a normal, liberal society comprising ordinary religious and non-religious living in mostly urban areas, embedded in a population
The US has a persistently high infant mortality rate when compared with other wealthy nations. The reasons for this are partly understood – poverty is a major risk factor for childhood death, and it’s believed that the high levels of
In a nice new study, Pierrick Bourrat (at the University of Sydney) and colleagues have shown that people are more likely to judge others severely when they are given even subtle hints of being watched.
Here’s a novel study looking at how religion relates to social trust – you know, how trusting people are of each other. What’s novel about it? Well, first off it’s a study of Germans, so that’s a new perspective we