Paul Bloom: “When we rely on empathy, we think that a little girl stuck down a well is more important than all of climate change, is more important than tens of thousands of people dying in a far away country. Empathy zooms us in on the attractive, on the young, on people of the same race. It zooms us in on the one rather than the many. And so it distorts our priorities.”

Are pop lyrics getting more repetitive?

Francois Rabelais’ one-line will reportedly read, “I have nothing. I owe a great deal, and the rest I leave to the poor.”

Terry Kath’s last words, spoken while playing Russian roulette: “Don’t worry, it’s not loaded, see?”

Say his name.

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