Sony tries censorship…

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/10/when-a-virtual-actress-nude-images-leak-who-should-take-the-legal-blame/   When nude images of Jodie Holmes, actress Ellen Page’s character from Beyond: Two Souls, began appearing on the Internet a few weeks ago (courtesy of a repositioned shower-scene camera running on debug hardware) we thought the story was a little too tabloidy to cover. This kind of embarrassing, tawdry celebrity gossip is pretty…

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Review: The intelligence of dogs

The Intelligence of Dogs A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine Companions Stanley Coren 320p   This book is not very technical, has almost no numbers or sources in it. It contains a wealth of at times funny anecdotes. It also contains references to shitty science, mostly Gardner and Sternberg’s…

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Review: Genes, Peoples, and Languages

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/331816.Genes_Peoples_and_Languages http://lib.free-college.org/search.php?search_type=magic&search_text=GENES%2C+PEOPLES+AND++LANGUAGES+&submit=Dig+for   I read it mostly becus i cudnt find his more critically acclaimed book online (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/404414.The_History_and_Geography_of_Human_Genes).   The book is written in low-level nonfiction, i.e. very few academic sources cited. Lots of claims that require sources. While this is okay in the area the author is an expert, it fails hard in the…

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The typical social science theory

Perhaps the easiest way to convince yourself is by scanning the literature of soft psychology over the last 30 years and noticing what happens to theories. Most of them suffer the fate that General MacArthur ascribed to old generals—They never die, they just slowly fade away. In the developed sciences, theories tend either to become…

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