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Is our fate decided the moment we’re born? Why free will may be a (necessary) myth

Is our fate decided the moment we’re born? Why free will may be a (necessary) myth

Pretty pleased with yourself? Won the war with your waistline, picked the right partner, scaled the career ladder and formed some unassailable political views along the way? Bad news. You can take less credit for your life choices (and even those beliefs you hold dear) than you might like to think. –>> via Pocket http://bit.ly/2JqxeHo
Busting the myth that depression doesn’t affect people in poor countries

Busting the myth that depression doesn’t affect people in poor countries

For decades, many psychiatrists believed depression was a uniquely western phenomenon. But in the last few years, a new movement has turned this thinking on its head. By When Vikram Patel first began to study mental health, he believed depression only existed in rich nations. –>> via Pocket http://bit.ly/2V4Ustu
The myth of rational thinking

The myth of rational thinking

Are human beings uniquely irrational creatures? And if we are, what are the consequences of basing our society on the opposite assumption? These are questions Justin E.H. Smith, a philosopher at the University of Paris, takes up in his new book, Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason. –>> via Pocket http://bit.ly/2PuBV3M
König der Selbstgewissheit

König der Selbstgewissheit

Hatte Jesus einen Beruf? Wie prägte ihn der Wirtschaftsaufschwung in Galiläa? Was unterschied ihn von anderen Predigern? Eine Spurensuche im antiken Palästina. Dass er lange Haare, einen Bart und womöglich dunkle Augen hatte, kann man annehmen, aber es ist nirgends verbürgt. –>> via Pocket http://bit.ly/2DoGfws