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A clear example of the perception gap that exists between how well people think humanity is progressing vs. the actual facts is…
In the April 2001 issue of Scientific American, I began this column with an entry entitled “Colorful Pebbles and Darwin’s Dictum,” inspired by the British naturalist’s remark that “all observation must be for or against…”
“We live in troubling times. The news in the past months have shown how conflicted our world is and how disconnected we are despite being the most technologically connected ever. In my opinion, it has made the need for…”
“It is only natural that we care mostly about ourselves. Our immediate family. Our friends. Maybe our neighbors. And just maybe the community we live in. That’s the way…”
“Mainstream media often delivers an avalanche of bad news, while the abundance of good news goes mostly unmentioned, and thus unheard and unseen. So, the gap between what’s real and what’s perceived…”
“This list of 40 ways in which the world is getting better, gives all of us grounds for optimism about the future.”
“Despite double-digit percentage decreases in U.S. violent and property crime rates since 2008, most voters say crime has gotten worse during that span…”
“President Obama and republican presidential candidate Donald Trump disagree on crime rates in America. Are we safer or in more danger now than we were a decade ago?”
“Eradicating global poverty in a single generation is the number one ambition to be announced at this weekend’s Sustainable Development Summit in New York. But is it possible?”
The film is inspired by the paradox that, although the world is empirically getting better in many ways for most of us; many people feel things are getting worse.