Archive for May 2nd, 2007

Gift giving and fashion statements from the viewpoint of human evolution

| May 2, 2007 | 15 Replies
Gift giving and fashion statements from the viewpoint of human evolution

In his new book, The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption (2007), Gad Saad serves as a tour guide, draws connections from human biology to the purchasing decisions of human consumers.  He strongly advocates that no explanation of consumer behavior is complete unless that explanation considers human evolution–we always need to consider “ultimate” explanations as well as […]

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Why is religious belief fading?

| May 2, 2007 | 45 Replies
Why is religious belief fading?

In an Edge article titled “Why the Gods are not winning,” Gregory Paul & Phil Zuckerman characterize the belief that religion is gaining ground in the 21st century as a myth.   First, they present some real life statistics: The evangelical authors of the WCE [World Christian Encyclopedia] lament that no Christian “in 1900 expected the […]

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Bush announces the newest (and worst yet) reason for having our troops in Iraq

| May 2, 2007 | 3 Replies
Bush announces the newest (and worst yet) reason for having our troops in Iraq

Look how low the bar has now gotten.   This is from the President’s May 2, 2007 address to the Associated General Contractors of America: …”But slowly but surely, the truth will be known. Either we’ll succeed, or we won’t succeed. And the definition of success as I described is sectarian violence down. Success is not, […]

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