Read the article entitled “First hint of ‘life after death’ in biggest ever scientific study” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry read the following article about finding scientific evidence for life after death. Use this as an opportunity to talk a little about your own beliefs about life after death (if such a thing exists). Due 12-8-17 by the beginning of class.
UPDATE: New oldest living person is…
Nabi Tajima (of Japan), 117 years old. Every person on earth was born in 1900 or later.
Below is a picture of the oldest living person in the world, Nabi Tajima of Japan. She is 117 years old. For this journal entry write down: a) the oldest living relative (great grandparent, aunt, etc.) in your family, b) the general age range for how long people live in your family history, and c) any common late-life health problems that run in your family (cancer, heart disease, dementia)? Due 12-4-17 by the beginning of class.
In class we discussed how a midlife crisis is not very common among human adults. Well, now scientists have shown that even chimpanzees experience a “midlife low” tossing water on the idea that a midlife crisis is even something humans uniquely experience. Read a summary of this research (LINK below) and write a 1-2 paragraph response about why you think life satisfaction (in humans or other species) follows a u-shaped curve where it is lowest in midlife. Due 12-1-17 by the beginning of class.
Read the article entitled “Is Divorce Bad for Children” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry, how does what you read change your view of whether children of divorce benefit or suffer from the split? Due 11-29-17 by the start of class.
Reminder: class is cancelled for Wednesday, November 15.