AB Lab – Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Monty Hall Experiment
Would you like to participate in an online experiment? The Monty Hall problem is a well known experiment. Most folks think that staying with your initial door or switching doors doesn't really matter. But close inspection of the changing odds indicate otherwise. As it turns out, you are always better off switching... no matter which door the tiger is behind, your odds of choosing the unknown door are better...Learn More
How Often Do You See God?
Why do human beings harm one another? Can we do something about that? This research posits that we can. If we expect things to look and act a certain way before we value them, we will be less likely to treat anything as valuable unless it looks and acts like that. For example, if we are seeking a complete human being (and we assume a complete human being is white, male, and all grown up) we won't realize we have passed dozens of humans - who happened to be female, or teenagers, or children, or adult males who happen to be a different color. This research toys with the idea of expectation. How often we see God may very much depend on how picky we are about what God is supposed to look like or act like. If God could be anyone (or anything) we meet, perhaps we would see God every time we opened our eyes?Learn More
Let Me Play – I’m Two
This research is about restoring the epoch of the lifespan known as childhood to children. The infants of most mammalian species seem to enjoy a brief period when nothing is expected of them (other than to exist). During this period they hop and skip and frolic with conspecifics and "foreign species" with the same degree of non-solemn expectation. This research seeks empirical evidence that play is essential to acquiring the necessary resilience needed for late epochs of the lifespan - something to look back on when there is nothing to look forward to.Learn More