Michael Liccione's Blog

Michael Liccione's Blog

Not Everything Is Political

Not Everything Is Political

You probably know at least one person for whom everything has political implications... 

Telegraph: Down's Syndrome People Could Soon Face "Extinction"

Telegraph: Down's Syndrome People Could Soon Face "Extinction"

A scientific boon or modern eugenics?

Study Linking Authoritarianism to Conservatives Retracted

Study Linking Authoritarianism to Conservatives Retracted

The researchers say they read the data backwards; these traits are linked to liberals.  

Psychologist: Social Justice the new Religious Fundamentalism
Muslims in Europe: Immigrants or Invaders?

Muslims in Europe: Immigrants or Invaders?

A Catholic Bishop referred to Muslims coming to Europe as "invaders," a sharp contrast from the position taken by Pope Francis. 

Why Is Violent Language Becoming So Normal?

Why Is Violent Language Becoming So Normal?

Violent metaphors have slowly but deeply seeped into our language.

Did Darwin Plagiarize the Idea of 'Natural Selection'?

Did Darwin Plagiarize the Idea of 'Natural Selection'?

Debunking historical narratives is hard work—even when the narratives are not true. 

The Real Reason Students Should Study Philosophy

The Real Reason Students Should Study Philosophy

It’s not simply about exercising the mind. 

11-Year-Old Girl Eviscerates Hollywood

11-Year-Old Girl Eviscerates Hollywood

Ella Frech, who lost the use of her legs in 2014, has a message that will make you stand and applaud. 

America’s Opioid Addiction Is Worse Than You Think

America’s Opioid Addiction Is Worse Than You Think

Americans are taking way too many painkillers, and the people who need them are not getting enough.