GeneExpression has brought some interesting data to my knowledge. It seems that people who reject evolution are more likely to accept claims made by evo psych (even if for other reasons). In other words, people who are antievolution are more realistic about gender differences in mating behavior (the actual example being about […]

I was going to write some criticism of this game. It is not that bad, it’s a good game, but Blizzard made so many unforgivable (becus it’s Blizzard) mistakes, that it seriously questions the normal principle that Blizzard is a sign of good quality. Luckily for me, someone has already done this for me in […] “Duolingo is a free language-learning website and crowdsourced text translation platform. The service is designed so that as users progress through the lessons, they simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.[1][2] As of May 2012, the site offers Spanish, French and German courses for English speakers, as well as English for Spanish […]

I never got thru the entire book. It is simply too boring, so i lack motivation to continue. However, here are my thoughts about the first ~200 pages, about a 1/3 of the book. The book is too big to upload (60mb). Let me know if u want a copy (ebook).   Chapter 1 Criminologists […]

First read: Then, Mad Cows and Ecstasy: Chance and Choice in an Evidence-Based Society by: Adrian F. M. Smith Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 159, No. 3. (1996), pp. 367-383, doi:10.2307/2983324 Mad cows and ecstacy chance and choice in an evidence-based society “Most of us with rationalist […] Apparently sometimes either a sloppy or an intellectually dishonest writer. Check the links about manipulating data, and the cases of choice with samples seems doubtful. Still, there is no doubt in my mind that there are genetic differences between the races. It is simply evolutionarily unthinkable. However, they might not be just as large […]

It came to my attention that some other scientists had challenged the interpretation of Dunning Kruger. I read some abstracts. The challenge is legit. I then proceeded to look for any answer to that, and found a meta-review article by Errlinger et al. Dunning Kruger effect is legit with the original interpretation as the right […]

(got the idea from this guy) Formicophilia, a form of zoophilia, is the sexual interest in being crawled upon or nibbled by small insects, such as ants.[1][2] This paraphilia often involves the application of insects to the genitals, but other areas of the body may also be the focus. The desired effect may be […]

I’m writing this piece as i have gotten rather tired of explaining this point over and over. Writing an article about it saves me time. The form of reasoning goes something like this: 1. This person uses some other spelling than the standard one for a word. Therefore, 2. This person does not know how […]

Quantum Theory – A Very Short Introduction I have recently been in some discussions about the interpretation of quantum mechanics and the potential consequences of those interpretations. My chief opponent (we may call him) is a Copenhagen interpretation theorist. He has some rather odd views that are incoherent in themselves but apparently common among fysicists […]