IN THIS ISSUE:
1) THE BATTLE BETWEEN YOUR PRESENT AND FUTURE SELF (VIDEO)
2) VOICEMAIL FROM DIMITRI THE DOUCHEBAG (AUDIO)
3) THE MORAL LIFE OF BABIES
4) MAN CURED OF AIDS
5) A LESSON IN DATING FROM ZACH WEINER (CARTOON)
Every day, we make decisions that have good or bad consequences for our future selves. Daniel Goldstein makes tools that help us imagine ourselves over time, so that we make smart choices for our future selves.
I try to avoid giving my readers “don’t be like this guy” advice, but this guy is so monumentally off that I had to share it with you.
New research shows that babies are pre-wired with a greater understanding of the world than we ever thought possible. It turns out that they not only have a moral code, but also a basic understanding of physics.
Timothy Brown is the only person in the world to be cured of AIDS, the result of a transplant of blood stem cells. Next on the list of things to be conquered by stem cell research is cancer, and the disease known as aging. It’s interesting to consider that over time, religious zealots will die off from avoiding anything to do with stem cell research as us atheists live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Who says you can’t learn valuable things from cartoons?
That’s it for now… Go make it happen!