Monthly Archives: April 2024

A Shuffled A Deck Of Cards: The Order Has Never Appeared Before

When you well shuffle a deck of cards the resulting order has never appeared before in all of history! Amazing but true. This is just another example of how our intuition misleads us.
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Is Philosophy Good For You?

Photo of Auguste Rodin's statue The Thinker

I had a recent conversation with someone who is reading my book Short Essays on Life, Death, Meaning, and the Far Future. He told me that he was now enthusiastic about reading more philosophy. But this got me thinking. How much should you philosophize? Is philosophy dangerous? Does philosophizing make your life go better? If I had to do it all over would I have spent so much of my life thinking about life? Continue reading Is Philosophy Good For You?

Best Foods To Help Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Infant stacking cans
I’ve read extensively about the relationship between diet and ASD. (I have a grandchild with mild autism.) The bottom line is that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is beneficial for autistic children (as it is for all of us). Continue reading Best Foods To Help Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder