… We were able to predict this in some cases up to three times more accurately than linear regression analysis
people tend to secularize when four factors are present: existential security (you have enough money and food), personal freedom (you’re free to choose whether to believe or not), pluralism (you have a welcoming attitude to diversity), and education (you’ve got some training in the sciences and humanities)
“It’s like, you go to the doctor, they give an opinion. It’s always an opinion, we never say a doctor’s prediction. Usually, we go with the doctor’s opinion because they’ve seen many cases like this, many humans who come in with the same thing.
It is social engineering.
Pope Francis’ Namesake Was Patron Saint Of Animals, Ecology
March 14, 2013
the process of becoming a saint in the Catholic church is extensive.
the first saint to be canonized in the U.S.
7:44 The victorian idea of progress: the highest form of civilization is represented by people who are remarkably just like us
When it comes to human beings, nothing is certain
What Adam and Eve Teach Us About Love
Adam and Eve teach us that conflict resolution is essential love, according to WSJ contributor Bruce Feiler. He and WSJ’s Tanya Rivero also discuss how Adam and Eve’s relationship applies to modern couples.
Knowing how to respond to others’ emotional states is the essence of Emotional Intelligence. But how do we actually learn it? Executive leadership coach Kris Girrell suggests that sometimes the path to becoming intimately aware of our emotions may be a little bumpier than we bargained for, but in the end, results in stronger relationships. Kris is an executive leadership coach, co-owner of the Goddard Preschool in Reading, and author of A Married Man’s Survival Guide. Kris believes that emotional intelligence plays a fundamental role in successful leadership. Kris is a co-organizer of Operation ELF (Everybody Loves Families) which spreads the holiday spirit to hundreds of underprivileged children in Framingham each December.
“Let Us Pretend”
December 27, 2015 / September 4, 2016
When evangelical Christians say they talk to God, what do they mean?
Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann wanted to find out, so she spent two years as a participant observer in a Charismatic church, talking to the congregation and even praying herself.
She says prayer involves cultivating the imagination. Luhrmann also describes her cross-cultural study of schizophrenics who hear voices.