Thursday, April 5, 2012

Next Episode of WHY? Radio: "Love, Hate, or Eat: How Humans Relate to Animals" with guest Hal Herzog


WHY? Radio presents:

"Love, Hate, or Eat: How Humans Relate to Animals"
with guest, Hal Herzog

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Why do some cultures eat dogs and others invite them into their bedrooms? Who enjoyed a better quality of life—the chicken on a dinner plate or the rooster who dies in a Saturday-night cockfight? On the next episode of WHY? we’ll talk with author Hal Herzog about human attitudes towards animals, examine how rational we are when it comes to pets, and ask what all this tell us about ourselves.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What is the will and where does it come from?




I’ve had a lot of trouble concentrating the last few weeks. I’ve been neglecting this blog, exercise, and a whole bunch of other things; each day has been a morass of desperation and triage. I recognize that some of the pressure would go away if I could just sit down and get stuff done, but it feels impossible. Independent of being exhausted, overworked, and focused on my family, I have been suffering from a good old fashioned lack of willpower. But what the will is, and where it comes from, is a mystery to me. I am not alone my ignorance.

Should society limit the reproductive capabilities of individuals who suffer from certain psychological problems? (QOTW)



Question of the Week: Should society limit the reproductive capabilities of individuals who suffer from certain psychological problems?


 The question of the week is posed by our intern Caitlin and is presented here without comment from PQED. Our hope is that people will talk to one another as they seek an answer. Discussion also takes place on WHY? Radio's Facebook page