Category Archive: Science

Dec 10 2013

A Belated Present

Photo of the interior of the Atlas, with a photo of a caddisfly fishing lure as a modern specimin of the species.

Academics give the most fun birthday presents.

Dec 05 2013

Um, About Those “Male”- and “Female”-Wired Brains

A few days ago, an article came out that excited some people who identify as skeptics.

Sep 13 2013

Sexual Assault Plus

Photo of light streaming through very dark clouds.

On Dawkins’ ideas on ranking the badness of sexual assault.

Jul 18 2013

So You Want to Argue About Evo Psych

Then maybe you should watch the video to find out what we actually said.

Jul 17 2013

But It Changed the World Anyway

What do On the Origin of Species, Broca’s aphasia, the origins of anthropology, the Society of Mutual Autopsy, and early sexist brain science have in common?

Jul 09 2013

How WEIRD Is Evolutionary Psychology?

Really, Pinker?

May 04 2013

Ready for the End of the World

Just in case you wondered why some of us are interested in loosening belief and encouraging uncertainty.

May 03 2013

Through the Fighting Toward Understanding

A better understanding of where all this dust came from and a better understanding of what is left when it all settles.

Apr 21 2013

I Get Email: fMRI and Autism

Graphic showing several brains under several conditions, each with several spots "lit up" to show significant findings.

I did receive one response to my talk at SkepTech that wasn’t entirely positive.

Apr 17 2013

The Use and Abuse of Psychometrics

A brief, simplified look at how the process of developing measurement tools in psychology limits what those tools can tell us.

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