“How Unconscious Fear Of Death May Skew Your Judgment — In Life And 2016 Politics”


WBUR covers a recent talk at the Boston Museum of Science by Sheldon Solomon,  co-author the new book, “The Worm At The Core: On The Role of Death In Life.” “Whenever people are reminded of death,” Solomon said, “they love people who share their beliefs and they hate people who are different.” “And if we give people in a laboratory setting an opportunity to physically harm someone who’s different, after people are reminded of their mortality they become much more hostile and vicious.”

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