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All good things are more fragile than bad things
David P. Barash Ph.D., Judith Eve Lipton M.D.
A young American was killed evangelizing an uncontacted people on a remote island. His action raises psychological, evolutionary, and ethical questions.
Here's a controversial idea: it would be a good thing to make a chimp-human combo. First, a bit of background ...
Climate change, human rights, conventional war, environmental destruction—these and others are all crucially important. Looming over all of them, however, is nuclear war.
There are more things in the real world, and in great novels, than are dreamed of by biologists and theologians: Meet tardigrades and their fictional cousins, the trisolarians.
Regarding nuclear war and other catastrophes, who speaks for the trees and the animals? Is it time to start a Lorax Society?
Nuclear weapons are the most important issue of our time, and indeed, of any time.
Ironically, our bodies are in many ways very "unintelligently designed," providing more evidence — if any is needed — of our biological naturalness.
We are now in a "trade war," which isn't really a war, but rather a game of chicken. These games have their own novel rules, and offer nifty insights.
If Donald Trump can be induced to think that he might win a Nobel Peace Prize, we'd all be better off.
#MeToo has had tremendous consequences, in our hearts and minds as well as society. I am allergic to bullying and sexism, and this is difficult for my friends and family. And you?
Anti-ballistic missiles have been much less successful than advertised. This is especially dangerous with an Administration liable to rely on them after attacking North Korea.
When they think about deterrence (if they do so at all), most people think it makes sense. It doesn't.
Even many people who should know better wear intellectual blinders when it comes to nuclear deterrence, and we are all worse off as a result.
Could we have another early 1980s-style, grassroots movement today? It’s not impossible.
Why might Russia and the Alt-Right join forces to support Trump? Maybe it was revenge for destroying the USSR, a gamble. Now nuclear war threatens both Empires.
David Lynch's extraordinary TV series carries a serious message. It may also be the most ingenious and creative video of all time.
The Resistance will take a long time. Use creative energy to keep it lively and lovely.
One of the skeletons in the closet of nuclear deterrence is "credibility": how to make credible a threat that is necessarily incredible. Trump may provide a catastrophic answer.
Home is home and the world is the world and never, you might think, the twain shall meet. You just might be in for a surprise!
As subordinate politicians mull whether or not to support their party's "presumptive nominee," they are acting out an ancient evolutionary script.
Operation Anakonda 16 places 31,000 troops in Poland, while Russia arms her borders. New Cold War? No! say 127 nations.
How do we think about the unthinkable without going mad? How can we live with the toxic knowledge of possible nuclear war, and still enjoy the days that are here, right now?
We're on our way to a nuclear weapon-free world, but there's more work to be done. Here's what you need to know.
David P. Barash, Ph.D., is an evolutionary biologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Washington.
Judith Eve Lipton, M.D. is a psychiatrist and book author. She and her husband David Barash have written about sex, war, and human nature.