Discrimination is hard science, but discriminators defy scientific analysis. The implications are big
Author Archives: Nicolò
The lesson of nostalgia
Nostalgia has a priceless lesson to teach us. It has to do with mindfulness, emptiness and… dreams
5 historical facts that blew my mind
You are of Saracen, Roman, Goth, Hun, Jewish descent, because everyone is
7 Science myths debunked
It’s fascinating to see how common and persistent some of these myths are. The scientific truth is often more complicated — but by no means less elegant.
A map of contradictions in our political conversations
A contradiction at the heart of many people’s beliefs can indicate either bad faith or a lack of in-depth thought: either way, it’s a great place to start if we want to make any progress in our conversations.
“Europe, A Natural History” by Tim Flannery
Most of what you know about Europe has happened in the last 3,000 years, yet the Old Continent has been around for at least 100 million years. Tim Flannery’s book reveals what a foreign land it was until very recently
The calibration of feelings
We do not know what each other’s internal thermometers measure. Yet we behave like we do
Netflix show “Dark” unveils our free will illusion
The way “Dark” deals with time travel is complex but perfectly logical. The problem is our intuition and a persistent illusion