Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d’Assisi); nicknamed Francesco; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor and the women’s Order […]
The moral roots of liberals and conservatives Source: Ted Talks Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we’re left, right […]
Epigraph: “I have created men, high and low, but to worship Me.” (Al Quran 51:56) Jonathan Haidt’s Ted Talk: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks […]
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose ourselves? In a tour through the science of evolution by group selection, he proposes a provocative answer.
Source: Arab News By Nidhal Guessoum, who is a professor at the American University of Sharjah. Twitter: @NidhalGuessoum. The best book I read this year (and COVID-19 allowed me to read […]
Source: WSJ By Johan Norberg Neurology and nostalgia help explain why people have always worried that the world is going downhill. If you visit Hagley Park in the West Midlands of […]
Pope Francis is a Strong Proponent For the Science of Vaccines, What About Evolution and Psychology?
Source: Chicago Tribune VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis made a Christmas Day plea for authorities to make COVID-19 vaccines available to all, insisting that the first in line should be […]
Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Joel Osteen has no less than a thousand, half hour wonderful presentations, about positive thinking, hope, optimism and success. […]
Harvard psychologist to parents: Do these 7 things if you want to raise kids with flexible, resilient brains
Source: CNBC By Lisa Feldman Barrett, Contributor A child’s brain is not a miniature adult brain. It is a brain born under construction that wires itself to the world. And it’s up […]
Is there a way out: In Japan, more people died from suicide last month than from Covid in all of 2020?
Epigraph: Every human life is precious and sacred and saving one is like the saving of the whole of humanity. (Al Quran 5:32/33) In Japan, more people died from suicide […]
“We’ve shown that altruistic behavior ripples through networks and so does meanness. Networks will magnify whatever they are seeded with. They will magnify Ebola and fascism and unhappiness and violence, […]
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Source: New York Times Book review by William Saletan You’re smart. You’re liberal. You’re well informed. You think […]
‘Nocebo effect’ cause of most statin side-effects, study suggests Source: Guardian By Linda Geddes Many of the side-effects attributed to statins could be down to the “nocebo effect”, which occurs […]
The more we read and watch online, the harder it becomes to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s fake. It’s as if we know more but understand less, […]
Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times According to the Pew Research Center, in the South Asian countries surveyed, at least seven-in-ten Muslims affirm that […]
Source: Muslim Sunrise, the longest running Muslim publication of North America Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times I remember waking up in bed, one […]
A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right paths for his […]