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Ideas that add up #62

As Steven Pinker puts it: “Self-esteem can be measured, and surveys show that it is the psychopaths, street bullies, abusive husbands, serial rapists, and hate-crime perpetrators who are off the scale.” It seems we can definitely have too much self-esteem. … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #18

There’s a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective ‘Darwinian’ used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that’s not what Darwinian means to a biologist; … Continue reading

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