Why Do Kids Believe in Santa Claus?

December 23, 2016

Given the lengths parents go to perpetuate the Santa myth, it would be irrational for children not to believe it. The holiday season is upon us, and so are its attendant myths, most prominent of which is the Santa Claus story. This is the time that many children are told about a man who lives...

Sex: Stone Age Mind in a Modern-Day World?

February 13, 2015

To what extent is our sexual behavior determined by evolutionary psychology? Everyone is familiar with the feeling of utter exasperation with the opposite sex. How common are phrases like “Women, I just don’t get them” or “It’s just another one of those ‘guy things.’” From our...

Testing the God Hypothesis

November 05, 2013

Humanity’s “god model” is inconsistent with scientific observations. In my 2007 book God: The Failed Hypothesis; How ScienceShows That God Does Not Exist, I applied the scientific process of hypothesis testing to the question of God. The common objection I heard was that the existence of...

Tattoos, Cell Phones and Umbrellas: The Internet Gene

February 07, 2013

An approach to how technology evolves having internet as its main driver The (number of) technological breakthroughs that we have witnessed in the last thirty years is impressive, to say the least. The rate of the development is rising constantly; not only we advance more and more in shorter...