Quote: /lit/ anon on female writers

OP: “I’ve been pondering. Why have so few significant female writers been produced (or auteurs for that matter)? Visual media is overflowing with female talent. However, behind the scenes where looks bear no weight, women are hardly seen. (An interesting side note: Every single song from female singers revolves around men/love)” Cool guy: because http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_capital…

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Peer-review again

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/03/no-comments-please-weve-made-it-through-peer-review/ http://www.genomesunzipped.org/2011/07/why-publish-science-in-peer-reviewed-journals.php http://breast-cancer-research.com/content/12/S4/S13

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Quote from: Everyday Life as an Intelligence Test: Effects of Intelligence and Intelligence Context

gordon-1997-everyday-life-as-an-intelligence-test-effects-of-intelligence-and-intelligence-context (Thanks to this guy for making me aware of the paper) “Take, for example, complaints concerning a Year IV-6 Stanford-Binet item, which shows three pairs of sharply contrasting drawings of faces and asks, “Which one is prettier ?” The item has been held up to ridicule as an example of “aesthetic comparison,” which is…

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Review of Jeffrey Dhywood’s World War-D

http://www.amazon.com/against-prohibitionism-roadmap-controlled-re-legalization/dp/0984690409/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332698625&sr=8-1 http://www.world-war-d.com/ One can support the author by buying ‘the book’ from his site. This applies for the ebook version as well. Alternatively, one can just click here: World war-D Altho i recommend supporting the author in this case. The book is a decent book on drug prohibition. It has a history (with lots of speculative…

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Review of Psychology Applied to Modern Life: ADJUSTMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

http://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Applied-Modern-Life-Adjustment/dp/1111186634/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332697052&sr=8-1 I heard of the book from LessWrong. I was reading the series about the science of winning at life by Lukeprog and he recommended this book if one had to read a single book on applied psychology. And so i did. Some preliminary things: The book is stupidly expensive (~130 USD), so if ur…

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Descartes joke

It seems to me that Descartes’ book “Meditations on First Philosophy” should have been called “First Philosophy of Medications”. He was clearly a multi-substance user. ;) Also, other lame puns If one eats live breakfast multiple times, is one then a cereal killer? – If one is looking for a future spouse who is okay…

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