Saturday, March 30, 2019

World-renowned neuroscientist Larry Cahill says yet another book claiming sex differences in the brain are a myth simply can't be taken seriously.

A critical look at Shapiro's NYT #1 bestseller, a study of the interplay of faith and reason and the origins of the Enlightenment.

Camus' ideas about shared humanity were counter to the Marxist movement of the day and inspired intense animosity among his intellectual contemporaries.

Reflexive censorship is a natural reaction to terrible acts of violence but is never helpful and often targets the wrong voices, argues Michael Shermer.

One history instructor sees an increasing number of academics advocating for intellectual safety over diversity but remains hopeful for the humanities.

Suicide rates are subject to nuance that is often surprising and counterintuitive. With the stakes so high, we must be careful when using complicated data to make a point.
A director of a twin study discusses a film exploring a shocking secretive program and provides a glimpse of the unique experience of being "identical."

An expert on Venezuela argues that Chomsky's view of liberal democracies as nothing more than manipulative capitalist cabals is dangerously reductive.

Two students explain how the battle for free speech doesn't always show itself with dramatic brushstrokes. It's often in the fine print of administrative protocol.
"Imagine your response to picking up a copy of the leading scientific journal  Nature and reading the headline: 'The myth that evolution applies to humans.' Anyone even vaguely familiar with the advances in neuroscience over the past 15–20 years regarding sex influences on brain function might have a similar response to a recent headline in  Nature : ' Neurosexism: the myth that men and women have different brains' subtitled 'the hunt for male and female distinctions inside the skull is a lesson in bad research practice.'"  

Views on the news, delivered so smooth.

If there's anything to learn from the report by Mueller

Whether you're on the blue team, red team or another :

If your news comes from just a couple of mainstream sources

You'll just keep getting hoodwinked by a couple of mainstream forces...

Quillette Podcast - E  pisode 23

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