Press

New York Times: “A Meditation on the Art of Not Trying” (December 2014)
Science: “Wealth May Have Driven the Rise of Today’s Religions” (December 2014)
Sydney Morning Herald: “The Art of Just Being Yourself” (December 2014)
The Atlantic: “How to Win a Breakup on Social Media” (December 2014)
The Guardian: “Russell Brand: What Monkeys and the Queen Taught Me About Inequality” (October 2014)
LA Review of BooksThe Paradox of wu-wei (Sept 2014)
Le Temps (Switzerland): «Wuwei», l’art de réussir sans essayer (Aug 2014) [In French]
Psychologies (UK): Life in the Slow Lane (Aug 2014)
The Optimist: Boek op woensdag: de paradox van wu-wei (July 2014) [In Dutch]
New Statesman: Think before you act: against the modern cult of spontaneity (July 2014)
Der Standard: Wie sich Ziele leichter erreichen lassen (Jun 2014) [In German]
Für Sie: Wu Wei: Weniger Wollen, Mehr Erreichen (May 2014) [In German]
Huffington Post: Book Review: Trying Not to Try (Apr 2014)
The Atlantic: How to Not Try (Apr 2014)
The Vancouver Sun: China Searches for its Ecological Soul (Apr 2014)
Brain Pickings: Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei (Apr 2014)
VPRO Gids: Spontaniteit als bron van beschaving (Apr 2014) [In Dutch]
Financial Times: Templates For Gaining Wisdom (Mar 2014)
Huffington Post: Just Do It (Feb 2014)
National Post: IQ, Big Bang, evolution on list of incomplete or outdated ideas scientists suggest are ready to be ‘retired’ (Jan 2014)
Edge.org: What Scientific Idea is Ready for Retirement (Jan 2014)
University Affairs:
Does religion make us better? (Nov 2013)
UBC Annual Report: Digging Into Religion (July 2013)
Vancouver Sun: Smart atheist heads $3-million grant into religion and morality (Jan 2013)
National Post: Research team looking to prove controversial theory that religion was the ‘cornerstone to civilizations’ (Dec 2012)
UBC Public Affairs: From human sacrifice to Santa Claus: the cultural evolution of religious beliefs (Dec 2012)
CBC Radio: The role of religion in the current unrest in the Middle East (Sept 2012)
Vancouver Sun Op-Ed on “Bridging Universities’ Two Cultures” (Sept 2008)
New Scientist article on BB2 conference.
Articles in the Globe & Mail and The Walrus on evolutionary approaches to the humanities.
UBC Arts Student Services Faculty profile.

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