How Did the Pursuit of Happiness Become a Matter of Relentless Competitive Work?

by Cody Delistraty edited by O Society Nov 15, 2019 In 1920, the American psychologist John Watson published the results of one of the more ethically dubious scholarly articles of the past century. Along with Rosalie Rayner, a 21-year-old graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he taught, Watson aimed to instil a … Continue reading How Did the Pursuit of Happiness Become a Matter of Relentless Competitive Work?

I Was Not Taught Where Humans Come From in School

Many Americans - myself included, schooled in Texas - never learn about human evolution by Olga Khazan edited by O Society October 24, 2019 Here’s what I remember from biology class at my public high school in Texas: We learned everything there is to know about the Krebs cycle. We collected bugs in the heat … Continue reading I Was Not Taught Where Humans Come From in School

We Created a System in Which Whoever Wants to Be President is Crazy

Long ago, my parents told me one day I could grow up to be the President of the United States of America. Looks to me as if only the most heinous of persons would want the job now. Amirite? by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society October 24, 2019 Due to a very painful and … Continue reading We Created a System in Which Whoever Wants to Be President is Crazy

Split the Baby. Drink the Poison. Carry the Hot Iron. Swear on the Bible

by Peter Leeson edited by O Society October 20, 2019 You probably remember the story of King Solomon and the baby. Two women come before the monarch claiming to be a child's mother. Neither has evidence to show. So Solomon proposes the following: He'll cut the baby in half. Each woman will receive an equal share. … Continue reading Split the Baby. Drink the Poison. Carry the Hot Iron. Swear on the Bible

Ex Nihilo & Turtles All the Way Down

edited by O Society October 3, 2019 The following anecdote is told of William James. After a lecture on cosmology and the structure of the solar system, James was accosted by a little old lady. "Your theory the sun is the centre of the solar system, and the earth is a ball which rotates around … Continue reading Ex Nihilo & Turtles All the Way Down

Spirits in the Material World AKA Descartes Fucked it All UP

https://youtu.be/cjBAJpTJlZc There is no political solution To our troubled evolution Have no faith in constitution There is no bloody revolution Our so-called leaders speak With words they try to jail you They subjugate the meek But it's the rhetoric of failure Where does the answer lie? Living from day to day If it's something we … Continue reading Spirits in the Material World AKA Descartes Fucked it All UP