Predatory journals

I had my first Twitter controversy. So: @StuartJRitchie @FrontiersIn is a predatory open access journal. Publication fee is 1600€ http://t.co/zxdCppVR0J https://t.co/BUCXliIXwG — Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) September 27, 2014 @KirkegaardEmil @StuartJRitchie you do realize that you are paying ~5000 per article for 'normal' journals? Nothing predatory about it — rogier kievit (@rogierK) September 28,…

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Review: The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Academic Practice (Martin Weller)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12582388-the-digital-scholar http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=5343D586EEEFB7BB24DE5B71FBD07C32 Someone posted a nice collection of books dealing with the on-going revolution in science: I've collected a list of Open Science / digital scholar books – any obvious missign? – https://t.co/AYcRrtXnhZ #openscience #openaccess — Mikael K. Elbæk (@melbaek) September 25, 2014 So i decided to read some of them. Ironically, many of them…

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Review: Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) (Christian Rudder)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21480734-dataclysm http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=9d2c0744b6bcce6ec9e67625125244a8 This good is based on the popular but discontinued OKTrends blog, but now apparently active again becus of the book release. There is some more info in the book than can be found on the blog, but overall there is much more on the blog. The book is short (300 pp) and written…

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Review: G Is for Genes: The Impact of Genetics on Education and Achievement (Kathryn Asbury, Robert Plomin)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17015094-g-is-for-genes http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=97ac0ec914522d3c888679e9c02291c6 So i kept finding references to this book in papers, so i decided to read it. It is a quick read introducing behavior genetics and the results from it to lay readers and perhaps policy makers. The book is overly long (200) for its content, it cud easily have been cut 30 pages….

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Review: Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Joshua D. Greene)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17707599-moral-tribes http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=08a6526a7a706c4ae5f5aa7543ffc702 Years ago when i used to study filosofy, i came across Joshua’s website. On the site i found his phd thesis which i read. It is probably the best meta-ethics writing ive come across. He seems to have removed it from the site “available by request”, however i still have it: Greene, J….

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Review: Unlearning Liberty (Greg Lukianoff)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13587028-unlearning-liberty http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=21a52e674d9a13997e55b8a12581f4a4 I just have to blog about this book. Normally when i review books i have a number of quotes from it. Not this one. It is not becus it isnt quoteable, but becus i wud have to quote excessive amounts from it. Very briefly, this book is a discussion of a number of…

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The hereditarian hypothesis is almost certainly true

And I’m not even referring to the latest results from any Pifferian methods (e.g. this). Currently there are many large GWAS for IQ/educational attainment/other g proxies that have data gathered from US citizens. Some of the subjects are African Americans (AAs). AAs are actually mixed ancestry with about 15-25% European ancestry (depending on sample). The…

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