Category Archives: Science

Maybe someday science will let me slap Ann Coulter

Is someone slipping Ann Coulter stupid pills? Because she seems to be getting worse. Her latest idiocy is about evolution, a subject about which she knows next to nothing and what little she does know is utterly wrong. Yes, as … Continue reading

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Cell phone use: Only as dangerous as you make it

I’d intended to sit down and take a good look at the “OMG cell phones really do cause cancer!!!” hysteria that’s back in the news, but it turns out I don’t have to, because two of my favorite science bloggers … Continue reading

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Be a careful consumer and don’t be fooled by lies

Honest to Darwin, I don’t know why people who should know better (like Dr. Joseph Mercola, who claims to be board certified in family medicine) are so against the amazing public health accomplishments of vaccination. I really don’t. The science … Continue reading

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Desire is complicated. Too bad these researchers are simple.

There are, apparently, some good bloggers at Psychology Today. But there’s also a heck of a lot of low-hanging fruit for me to pick on, so I can’t resist picking on the bloggers at A Billion Wicked Thoughts. (Fandom folk … Continue reading

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Black women are still beautiful and Kanazawa is still a poopyhead

Thanks to PZ Myers, I’ve found two awesome takedowns of Satoshi Kanazawa. I’m glad to see other psychologists pointing out his bad science. That’s how science works, y’all 🙂 First, we have a brilliant idea: this blogger downloaded the same … Continue reading

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The “black women are ugly” blogger is a giant poopyhead

I’ll get to the idiotic “black women are ugly” thing in a bit. First, let me step back and give you some background. One of the best known long-term studies of adolescents is the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health—known … Continue reading

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Morality and well-being

When I finally finish reading Sam Harris’ The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, I’m sure I’ll review it here, because it’s absolutely fascinating. Just the first two chapters have me thinking already—thinking about how much I agree … Continue reading

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