Depressed people are more prone to addiction. If social media engagement looks a lot like addiction, does that mean algorithms for increasing engagement also increase depression?
It is believed that, during his mortal ministry, Jesus granted immortality to three of His American apostles. Known as the Three Nephites they now wander the Earth until His return, doing good. This has lead to many stories of miraculous assistance. This is the greatest of all those stories.
Why are many people so willing to believe evidence of UFOs and Aliens, and so unwilling to believe evidence for God?
When things aren't going well, those in power will sometimes introduce some speculative chaos in the hopes that what emerges on the other side will be better. It mostly doesn't work.
In the book Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis there is a scene where the King is arguing with a priest about what seems to be an unreasonable demand from one of the gods. The priest says something profound, something I'm still trying to wrap my head around. This episode is an effort to do just that.
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by: Matthew B. Crawford
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by: Oliver Burkeman
Generations: The Real Differences between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents—and What They Mean for America's Future by: Jean M. Twenge
When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake by: Tim Larkin
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution by: Tucker Carlson
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by: Gino Wickman
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by: B. J. Novak
Animal Farm by: George Orwell
Slaughter-House Five (Graphic Novel) by: Kurt Vonnegut and Ryan North
Children of the Mind (The Ender Saga, 4) by: Orson Scott Card
Chariots of the Gods by: Erich von Däniken
There are many potential apocalypses, and when people imagine them they imagine that everyone will die. On the contrary most people will live, and it will be messy and miserable.