Optimism can sometimes infect belief-formation. And once it takes hold, it's extremely difficult to uncouple.
Anonymity in the online environment renders expertise obsolete. Do facts stand a chance?
The difficulty in grasping technical relations like 'causation'—aided by the spread of misinformation on social media—is leading the public to misinterpret (and misrepresent) key data.
Colleges' policies regarding students and gatherings offers another lesson about using ideal theory in a non-ideal world.
For many, the pandemic is only further tarnishing science's name. But we need to raise the bar for what does (and does not) constitute research.
Our basic equality needs to be respected in processes that determine who gets what.
The voluntourism business is booming, but under what conditions are outsiders a genuine help and not an unwelcome burden?
(Mis)Management of the virus raises important questions about belief-formation and accountability.
Even in the absence of certainty, there are still compelling reasons to bear minor costs in order to reap potentially great rewards.
Policy decisions and institutional design have a lot to say about the value we place on education and the components we deem necessary for its delivery.