torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-founder-fined-for-continued-involvement-in-the-site-120627/ Two reasons to post this: “I don’t mind civil cases,” he told us. “I don’t live in Sweden, and it’s not like an extra $71,000 would hurt the $10,606,000 I already owe.” lol? But the comments are the best: Master: Swedish judges are now officially retarded. Thank you. Mikey The Mongoloid: My mom says […]

Media coverage of study: www.b.dk/viden/muskuloese-maend-er-mere-sexistiske (danish) videnskab.dk/kort-nyt/muskulose-maend-er-mere-sexistiske (danish) www.livescience.com/21172-men-sexist-attitudes-muscles.html     First, ill whine about the media. Was sort of difficult to find the actual study. None of them linked to the actual study afaict or mentioned it directly by name. This is not necessarily the researchers (or ‘researchers’) fault, but still annoying. I found […]

www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-brazil-prisonreadingl2e8hp75l-20120625,0,7694158.story This is an interesting idea. – news.yahoo.com/math-anxiety-school-scientists-too-190128180–abc-news-tech.html www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/06/22/1205259109 Not surprised. Surely, there is a similar aversion among filosofy students at my university to logic, since its the formal near-equivalent of math. And when i change to linguistics this fall, i expect to see a similar aversion to formal linguistics (say, generative grammar). I wonder, […]

I had all these open in my tabs, and decided to share them.   I also note that apparently Satoshi Kanazawa was fired from writing at Psychology Today. Reading the various papers (detractors, defenders) listed on the Wikipedia page. I’m inclined to agree mostly with his defenders. The defenders included the most scientists that i […]

Wikipedia links of interest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snuff_film A snuff film is a motion picture genre that depicts the actual murder of a person or people, without the aid of special effects, for the express purpose of distribution and entertainment or financial exploitation.[1] The existence of for-profit snuff films is generally considered an urban legend. Some filmed records […]

plato.stanford.edu/entries/vienna-circle/ plato.stanford.edu/entries/logical-empiricism/ Vienna Circle Despite its prominent position in the rich, if fragile, intellectual culture of inter-war Vienna and most likely due to its radical doctrines, the Vienna Circle found itself virtually isolated in most of German speaking philosophy. The one exception was its contact and cooperation with the Berlin Society for Empirical (later: Scientific) […]

Why night owls are more intelligent, Personality and Individual Differences 47 (2009) 685–690. Abstract: The origin of values and preferences is an unresolved theoretical problem in social and behavioral sci- ences. The Savanna–IQ Interaction Hypothesis suggests that more intelligent individuals are more likely to acquire and espouse evolutionarily novel values and preferences than less intelligent […]