In the wake of the election, some folks will be concerned that the other group has power. What does science tell us about how they become “other”?
Science Corner: Party People
I am reasonably confident that, regardless of the [election] results, we’ll still need to come to grips with our political polarization or political sectarianism. To that end, we may benefit from a body of psychology and sociology research identifying the nature of the divide, some contributing factors, and most helpfully, possible interventions that have demonstrated some efficacy in reducing animosity.
Science Corner: A View From the Poles
[A] thoughtful and well-reasoned essay on the value of conflict between science and religion seemed like a perfect opportunity to start my new summer project.
Book Review: Flourishing, by Miroslav Volf
Summary: Volf argues that the twin globalizing forces of international economics and world religions, problematic as they may be, may also be the source of rich and holistic flourishing for the human community.