Review: Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science (Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont)

Fashionable Nonsense, Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science – Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont ebook download pdf free   The book contains the best single chapter on filosofy of science that iv com across. very much recommended, especially for those that dont like filosofers’ accounts of things. alot of the rest of the book is devoted to…

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Review and thoughts about The g Factor (Christopher Brand, 1996)

The-g-Factor-General-Intelligence-and-Its-Implications-Chris-Brand en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_g_Factor:_General_Intelligence_and_Its_Implications_%28book%29 The g Factor: General Intelligence and Its Implications is a book by Christopher Brand, a psychologist and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. It was published by John Wiley & Sons in the United Kingdom in March 1996. The book was “depublished” by the publishing house on April 17th, which cited “deep ethical…

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Education, autodidactism, etc.: Another Wikipedia trip

It began with this conversation with my friend Chad on Skype:   [09:54:34] Chad Stearns – Economist: A friend of mine met Aubrey De Grey [09:54:41] Chad Stearns – Economist: And did some similar research. [09:57:21] Emil – Deleet: de grey is pretty cool guy [09:57:28] Emil – Deleet: autodidact ppl ftw [11:14:06] Emil –…

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Quotes and thoughts: Deliberative Democracy and Political Ignorance (Ilya Somin)

Very interesting two papers by Somin! I will definitely check out his other stuff when i have time. I just took the time off reading papers before i start reading book #2 on patents (Against Intellectual Monopoly). Deliberative Democracy and Political Ignorance –   ABSTRACT: Advocates of ‘‘deliberative democracy’’ want citizens to actively participate in…

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Quotes and comments: Knowledge about ignorance: New directions in the study of political information (Ilya Somin)

Knowledge About Ignorance New Directions in the Study of Political Information Quotes from   If political ignorance is rational and most voters choose not to learn much about politics for that reason, widespread ignorance is a phenom- enon that democracies will probably have to live with for the foresee- able future. The challenge for democracy…

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Reading material about: evidence-based policy

First read: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence-based_policy Then, Mad Cows and Ecstasy: Chance and Choice in an Evidence-Based Society by: Adrian F. M. Smith Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 159, No. 3. (1996), pp. 367-383, doi:10.2307/2983324 Mad cows and ecstacy chance and choice in an evidence-based society “Most of us with rationalist…

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