Polar bears, climate change, and the derailing power of appeals to emotion

Introduction: Polar bears are often depicted as lovable mascots for the arctic (Fig 1) and horribly threatened by climate change.  They may be lovable.  And they may be threatened by climate change.  But the fact that we don’t like dead … Continued

Gun control, 10 bad arguments, and maybe some ammunition for productive conversations

Introduction: Tragically, yet another mass shooting in the U.S.A. has sparked some somber conversation.  Slightly less tragic, but still horrible, are the irrational tropes that are derailing some potentially constructive arguments (Figure 1).  This article will quickly examine some of … Continued

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