Ranking the 10 greatest teams to ever play in the football (soccer) World Cup, with statistics and videos to help you judge their ability.
This compilation of the greatest Premier League strikers of all time includes statistics and videos to help you judge their ability.
This compilation of the greatest Premier League wingers and wide midfielders of all time includes statistics and videos to help you judge their ability.
This compilation of the greatest Premier League central midfielders of all time includes statistics and videos to help you judge their ability.
This compilation of the greatest Premier League centre-backs of all time includes statistics and videos to help you judge their ability.
Ranking the 10 greatest goalkeepers to ever play in the Premier League, with statistics and videos to showcase their abilities and their contribution to football history.
This compilation of the greatest Premier League right-backs of all time includes statistics and videos to help you judge their ability.
Who is the greatest left-back in Premier League history? Ten of the best are presented here, with statistics and videos to showcase their abilities.
Why is Joe Biden not governing like a progressive? This review of his political career, voting record, and conservative beliefs includes revealing quotes and underreported controversies.
Contrary to what you may have been told, refusing to vote for Hillary Clinton doesn't mean you support Donald Trump. Fight the partisans with logic!
Presenting four arguments for why some industries should be nationalised. Social, economic, and philosophical arguments determine when not to apply market capitalism.
This humorous and ridiculous short story looks at what happens when we die. A recently deceased man visits the afterlife and discovers it's not quite as he expected.
Derived from the words of famous agnostics, these 10 principles explain and define agnosticism in terms of its foundations in skepticism and science.
The "cognitive science of religion" studies the psychology and evolution of religious belief and behavior. This article summarizes 13 important lines of research.
It's becoming trendy to think you're a sociopath. Is the popularity of Sherlock Holmes and Dexter to blame? Can psychology offer an explanation?
What is a Digital Direct Democracy? Videos, definitions, and examples are used to explain this referendum based system. Common criticisms are discussed.
A timeline for the next hundred years. These predictions focus on the social consequences of discovering new technologies and future political systems.
A comprehensive look at the psychology of conspiracy theorists. Ten traits are identified as important for explaining why people believe conspiracy theories.
Is religion wishful thinking? Do anxiety and guilt lead to religious belief? The experimental evidence for these hypotheses is summarized. Comfort theories are discussed in terms of the cognitive science of religion.
Is Bubblews a scam? Many experiences are collated. A simple experiment determines if `breaking the rules' is really the reason behind withheld payments.
Uniformitarianism is a scientific assumption concerning the constancy of natural laws. Christians criticize it, but their alternative ignores Ockham's razor.
How Does Anxiety Affect Our Beliefs? - Exploring the affect infusion model, motivated reasoning, repression, and cognitive dissonance.
Covering four psychological theories: emotion attribution, mood attribution, sentiments, and motivated reasoning. The affect infusion model is also discussed.
Exploring what beliefs are, their formation, the evolutionary purpose of beliefs, and how they are influenced by emotions and motivated reasoning.
Exploring the nature of anxiety. Discussed are the causes, physiology, cognitive effects, and evolutionary function of anxiety.
Introducing four theories of emotion: Ekman's basic emotions, social constructivism, emotional dimensions, and Lazarus' cognitive appraisal theory.
Be advised that these 10 Bible stories contain talking donkeys, demon pigs, insolent fig trees, skeleton armies, and even some toilet humor.
Are Jesus and Lucifer the same being? Both are referred to as "morning star" and "light-bringer." This article compares their mythological origins and appearances in the Bible.
Statistics and videos to showcase the ten best goalkeepers to ever play football. Including Buffon, Zoff, and Kahn, and the skills that epitomize a world-class goalkeeper.
Will the Black Death ever happen again? People still contract the bubonic plague (Black Death). Climate change and genetic mutations could cause another pandemic.
Has Cuban socialism benefited its people? This summarizes the pros and cons of socialism in Cuba and asks what the Cuban revolution has achieved.
Darwinism is sometimes associated with right-wing politics, leading to criticism of evolution. However, it may better resemble liberal, left-wing ideals.
Anti-Zionism and antisemitism are often conflated in order to accuse critics of Israel of racism. Video examples and the Iran issue are discussed.
These 10 absurd deities come from 8 different world religions, past and present. From Loki to Dionysus, these bizarre gods are presented alongside their craziest myths and legends.
See videos for 10 controversial handball moments from football history. Including Maradona's Hand of God and Thierry Henry's handball in the World Cup playoffs.
The lives and works of Chopin, Liszt, and other eastern European composers who diversified classical music with traditional folk melodies.
Historical biographies and videos to showcase the lives and music of Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, and other influential German composers of classical music.
Biographies and videos to showcase the lives and music of Verdi, Vivaldi, Puccini, and other greats from the history of Italian classical music.
Historical biographies and videos to showcase the lives and music of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Borodin, Prokofiev, and other noteworthy Russian classical composers.
Biographies and videos to showcase the lives and music of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, and Mahler, the greatest Austrian composers in history.
Introducing 10 scientific theories from oneirology about why we dream. Sleep studies suggest that possible functions include aiding memory, preserving brain function, and rehearsing threats.
Twenty words that don't exist or shouldn't exist. This list of 20 words that don't belong in the English language includes amusing examples and definitions.
Timur the Lame conquered half of the known world despite his debilitating injuries. However, he is largely forgotten in popular history. These 40 facts cover his life and exploits.
Why do people get more right-wing with age? Are older people more traditional, pessimistic, cynical, or wealthy? Or is society changing instead?
This article investigates Stalin's violent and abusive childhood, his early revolutionary leanings, and the causes for his later cruelty.
Forgetfulness is an unwelcome product of human evolution and the process of neurogenesis. Recent psychology research can explain why we forget things.
Forty questions to ask Christians or religious people. Atheism and skepticism may best be reinforced by asking believers difficult questions during debates.
Four character tropes are frequently used in TV shows that focus on the exploits of a team or group of individuals. The formula may reinforce stereotypes.
With quotes from Mein Kampf, Hitler's Table Talk, and his public speeches and private conversations, Hitler's religious orientation is revealed in his own words and actions.
Top 20 Famous Redheads in History - A list of famous historical figures that all had red or ginger hair. Explanations for its commonality are offered.
A review of the 2012-13 season at Arsenal football club. Including the ten best moments from the season; described and illustrated with pictures and videos.
This article examines the timeline of spider evolution from arthropods to modern spiders and the unique adaptations they acquired along the way.
This sadistic Transylvanian prince ruled Wallachia, impaled his enemies, and inspired the Dracula legend. These 25 facts cover Vlad the Impaler's life and exploits.
Was the Mongol leader castrated by a princess, killed in battle, or did he fall from his horse and die from pneumonia? Find out the most likely answer.
The history and legacy of the Mongolian emperor, Temujin (Genghis Khan), including 40 facts about his life, death, deeds, and how he became one of the most famous, successful, and enduring leaders ever.
This article asks why Rasputin was killed, how he died, and who killed him. It includes new evidence of British SIS involvement and addresses the legends about his death.
Top 25 Crimes of the CIA - A history of CIA coups, assassinations, and interventions. The list of crimes is sorted alphabetically by country.
Learn what name calling propaganda is, discover common examples of the phenomenon (e.g., to label foreign groups), and learn about when and how these propaganda techniques are used.
Here are fifteen majestic species that succumbed to anthropogenic extinction in the past 10,000 years due to hunting or habitat destruction, with information on when and why each went extinct.
Loneliness can generate intrusive thoughts that magnify social anxieties. Understanding the evolutionary psychology of loneliness may help one to cope.
Learn about the different kinds of stars that populate the cosmos, from red giants to white dwarfs, including telescopic images and facts about their features and evolution.
Learn about stellar evolution. From protostars to main sequence stars to red giants, and finally to white dwarfs, neutron stars, supernovae, and black holes. Diagrams are used to plot their life cycle.
A gallery of the most beautiful images from the Hubble Space Telescope with interesting facts about each picture.
Harry Truman dropped atomic bombs on civilians, brought about the creation of Israel, established the CIA, initiated the Cold War, and took America into the Korean War.
Learn about the most beautiful animals on Earth! These unusual species and wonders of evolution are described with pictures, facts, and videos.
Moralizers and the psychology of political correctness (PC) - Could condemning others bolster one's reputation? Why is PC often a liberal phenomenon?
Ivan IV Vasilyevich of Russia was married 8 times, but can he be blamed for the execution or divorce of his wives? This article examines each marriage and his mental state.
A look at narcissistic personality disorder on the internet, with a focus on self-descriptive writing, social media profiles, and online interactions.
From meaningless contradictions to condescending insults, these 10 annoying English-language clichés can be unbearably irritating.
This article features a video compilation of the best men's football (soccer) teams, with statistics, trophy wins, and notable players.
Watch videos and read about the best football (soccer) managers in the world, including Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
All you need to know about the Caracal, with details of six anatomical and behavioral adaptations that ensure its success in a diverse variety of habitats.
Ten Problems With Democracy - This asks if democracy delivers freedom, how it compares with dictatorships, and how it's manipulated by politicians and the media.
Conflict between science and religion is an inevitable product of their diametric approaches to discovering truth. Five examples illustrate this point.
These 5 problems with interpreting scripture focus on the psychological forces that bias our perspectives. War and violence can be seen as divinely endorsed.
What is the psychological appeal of Christianity? Who is vulnerable to conversion? Why is God given particular features? Why do we create doomsday prophecies?
There are at least 8 types of religious conversion. Each depends on the psychology of the individual and on universal dispositions that apply to all human beings.
Evolution has left us with a desire for superiority that religious belief can fulfill. The causes and effects of religious narcissism are explored.
Is Religion An Addiction? - The psychology and physiology of religion compel a comparison with drug use. Symptoms of the God addiction are alarmingly familiar.
Several religious beliefs provide comfort and appeal to our evolutionary psychology. Some people may be more susceptible than others to belief in God.
Evolutionary and cognitive psychology have revealed several reasons why morality has been coopted by religion, including conceptual similarity, social cohesion, prestige, and control.
Whether it's falling in love, overcoming addiction, or saving the planet, New Years resolutions help us to become better and happier people.
The Epics of Atrahasis and Gilgamesh describe a global flood but were written 1000 years before Noah's Ark. Here, the Sumerian and Biblical accounts are compared.
The Epic of Gilgamesh was written over 4,000 years ago on cuneiform clay tablets. It recounts a king's quest to overcome death and the original Flood story.
What was the first religion? - Paleolithic society provides the first evidence of religious belief. Ecological conditions show how it began 100,000 years ago.
More than half of PhD students leave physics after their doctorate. The reasons include a lack of financial reward or job security. I describe my personal experiences.
There are many reasons to study physics at university. Even if you don't want a career in physics, it is a prestigious and skills-based degree that will make you employable.
Who gets the most red cards? Find out with this list of stats and videos of the football players with the worst red card rates in the history of the Premier League.
A Review of `In Gods We Trust' by Scott Atran - The evolutionary landscape of religion is explored in a literary masterpiece that is coherent to a wide spectrum of readers.
A 1953 CIA coup destroyed Iranian democracy and led to the Iranian revolution. U.S. support for Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq War also contributed to the current hatred.
This collection of facts and videos about Sarah Palin focuses on her insane political views, stupid moments, blunders, and political scandals.
Is being gay genetic? Various genetic, epigenetic, and prenatal factors partly explain homosexuality, which may survive natural selection through sexually antagonistic selection.
Introduction to Epistemology - An exploration of the main epistemological arguments, the problem of the infinite regress, and the nature and psychology of doubt.
Is Astrology Scientific? - The melatonin hormone varies predictably during the year, leading to the theory that pregnant mothers who give birth in the same month may have babies with similar personality profiles.
An introduction to gamma-rays and the spectroscopic methods used to measure the background spectrum, x-ray escape peaks, annihilation photons, peak summing, energy resolution, and photopeak efficiency.
Let's look at the 10 best football (soccer) goals ever. I've compiled videos that feature amazing shots by Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, among others.
In this simulated debate between supporters and opponents of gun control, international murder rates and crime rate statistics address 14 arguments used by gun advocates.
Reasons to Legalize Drugs – Crime, expenditure, and the number of drug users would all decrease if governments legally sold drugs at prices that put drug dealers out of business.
Are atheists wrong? – A belief in the non-existence of God can be no more rational than a belief in the existence of God. Scientific agnosticism could be a more agreeable position.
This article features a video compilation of current players who tarnish the reputation of the game, including John Terry, Ronaldo, and other players from the English Premier League and Spanish La Liga.
Meet the stars of Euro 2012. This article provides statistics for the best player from each country at the 2012 European Championships, including Pirlo and Ibrahimovich.
The tactics, lineups, and goals that allowed Spain to defeat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final, earning them a place in the record books.
Many talented football (soccer) players have graced the pitch, yet some seem to escape the memories of today's fans. Here are 10 of the most underrated players.
Learn about 10 of Hillary Clinton's worst scandals, including her pay-for-play corruption, cover-ups (e.g., Benghazi), and controversial foreign policy (Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Israel).
Tuna and Avocado Wraps - A quick and easy, low fat, high protein, and cheap meal that can be modified to the tastes of each individual.
What Are Nuclear Isomers? - Nuclear isomers defy common sense. Their application for nuclear batteries and gamma ray lasers promises to revolutionize the world.
Here are the top 10 best football (soccer) players of all time, including Maradona, Pele and Cruyff. I have included YouTube videos to showcase the players' skills.
This article explains why loving couples fair better in the course of human evolution, and why love is epitomized by poetry and divinity yet shrouded in mystery.
The 7 deadly sins condemn several emotions that promote competitive behaviour. The psychology and evolutionary benefits of these "thought crimes" are examined.
Why do humans have big brains? Robin Dunbar's social brain hypothesis tells us that our brains require a large neocortex to process social information.
Why do so many people hate America? Learn the most common reasons why people develop and maintain a profound dislike of the United States.