- For more on global liberalization & its causes, see Freedom Rising: Human Empowerment and the Quest for Emancipation by Christian Welzel. t.co/UYMDdx29uv via @amazon
- Catholic Europe plateaued in liberal values in mid 1990s - perhaps we are seeing the trend renewing. Amazingly, values are liberalizing even in the world's least liberal zone, Islamic Mideast/N Africa: Attitudes are more liberal today (on average) than W Eur estimates for 1960.
Irish abortion referendum is part of a massive global trend toward liberal values (gender equity, personal choice, political voice, permissive child rearing). In Enlightenment Now t.co/Uld4ptgZrm I display Christian Welzel's World Value Survey data showing the rise. t.co/p6ptNBg961
- Would Alien languages conform to earthly Universal Grammar? Chomsky (w Jeff Watumull) suspects yes (I’m skeptical). t.co/MY8yUJTP7p via @CNET
- Our book of the month for May is: "Enlightenment Now" by @sapinker. Join the book club to read and discuss it t.co/FC7W739X60 #wefbookclub t.co/GC1fdFL25P