Mind & Body


Better Living Through Chemistry? Vaccine Resistance and Illness

By Emily Monosson

Vaccines effectively prevent many infectious diseases, but they also exert powerful selection pressure on microbes, and evolving vaccine resistance suggests that it may be time to alter our strategy from biological whack-a-mole to chess.


The Ancient Art of Lying

By Soli Salgado

From résumés to dating profiles, thy neighbor bears false witness against thou… and quite often. But linguistic science can unlock the tell-tale signs of a truth stretched a little too far.


Applying Abortion Rights in Cases of Fetal Abnormality

By Bertha Alvarez Manninen

Abortion rights tend to be somewhat less hotly contested in the case of fetal abnormality; what does this attitude reveal about our cultural perspective on disability, and is it always ethical to abort a fetus with a known disability?


Pumpkin Spice

By Tim White

Tim White shares his advice with a woman who suspects her neighbor’s daughter and boyfriend of misconduct with fall decorations.


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Why the Need for Cognition is a Survival Skill

By Ian Leslie

The internet is the single greatest collection of human knowledge in history, but with the answer to nearly any question easily accessible, what purpose does the need for cognition serve in the modern world?


Peepers Creepers

By Tim White

Tim White offers advice on whether it’s appropriate for someone to apologize to a neighbor whom he’s seen not fully clothed.


Pope Francis Popularizes Church’s Stance on Science

By Soli Salgado

Keeping consistent with his predecessors, Francis explains that scientific theories are welcome in the Church—a declaration that hopefully ends the debate for confused Catholics.


From Politics to the Pulpit: Why Washington’s Key Players Seek the Seminary

By Soli Salgado

Politicians pursue theological endeavors when the Hill fails their deeper needs—a trend that could mitigate partisan gridlock.



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