May be another case of a zombie idea: one that keeps being refuted only to come back under another term, and then await refutation for 10-20 years. It is also fairly obvious: systematic approaches to more or less everything work better than ad hoc, haphazard ones. There’s no reason to expect this also not to […]

Emil O. W. Kirkegaard Bo Tranberg Abstract We present and analyze data from a dataset of 2358 Danish first names and socioeconomic outcomes not previously made available to the public (Navnehjulet, the Name Wheel). We visualize the data and show that there is a general socioeconomic factor with indicator loadings in the expected directions (positive: […]

Nuclear energy often gets bad press. However, journalists are mostly very leftist, scientifically ill-educated women, so perhaps they are not quite the right demographic to tell us about this issue. So far I have not found any published studies about the relationship between attitudes towards nuclear energy and general intelligence, however there is good reason […]

Recently, the twin-control design has been used to test causal models (e.g. exercise→happiness, exercise→¬depression/anxiety symptoms, casual sex→depression/suicidal thoughts). The theory is simple. Suppose we do a standard cross-sectional design study and find that X and Y are correlated. Suppose we suspect that X causes Y. Then, if X causes Y, then one would expect to […]

blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/01/classicists-are-smart Not surpriesed to see fysisists as the smartest. Sumwot surpriesed to see filosofy students do soe wel. Espeshaly skoring hier verbal skors than linguists. Not surpriesed to see edukaeshon and fysikal edukaeshon at the botom. Moest surpriesing for me is that peepl hu study clasiks skor so hie. Mie surpries is probably bekus i […]