4/14/08. Michael Gazzaniga, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and head of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind addresses this question. Professor Gazzaniga is a distinguished neuroscientist, gifted teacher, and mentor to many students. He is the author of award winning books such as The Social Brain, Mind Matters, and Nature's Mind.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
4/10/08. My friend Benny recently told me: "Thank God for the institution of marriage --- otherwise we'd be fighting with strangers." Benny was born on 10/10/10 --- lives alone, has many interests, loves sports, good food, cherishes his family and friends, and has the best sense of humor of any human being I know (scroll to page 10 on link). In this article I refer to George Vaillant. Dr. Vaillant is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard, and spent his life charting adult development. His many books include The Natural History of Alcoholism, and Aging Well.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
4/8/08. Psychologists, psychiatrists, among others discuss the above question.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
4/6/08. Atul Gawande is a general surgeon at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of two books: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science; and Better, a Surgeon's Notes on Performance.
4/6/08. Theodore Dalrymple is a British psychiatrist and writer who has most recently practiced in a British inner-city hospital and prison. He is the author of three books: Life at the Bottom; Our Culture, What's Left of It; and Romancing Opiates. Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy. " These books are a collection of his essays --- incisive, impatient with humbug, and thought-provoking, controversial observations.
Friday, April 4, 2008
4/4/08. Economist Thomas Sowell offers his compelling visions of human nature embedded in our political beliefs.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
4/3/08. Daniel Gilbert is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He is the author of the recently published Stumbling on Happiness.
4/2/08. Some facts about marriage that may surprise you.
4/2/08. 120 science-minded contributors answer the above question.