Category Archives: Process of Science

Motherhood has been placed on a pedestal

It’s disturbing to many people to read research showing that mothers tend to be unhappier than non-mothers. Why? Because we’ve put the concept of being a mother up on a pedestal as a shining example of humanity. Not the mothers … Continue reading

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The *real* problems in the pharmaceutical industry

Now that I’ve been accused of being a shill for Big Pharma (hee! I’ve made it as a blogger!), it’s probably time for me to do the post I’ve been intending for a while. I want to describe some of … 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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ESP can also be spelled B-U-N-K

Hahahahaha! A psychologist claims evidence for ESP! What a great April Fools’–what? He appears to be serious? He’s published in a reputable psychology journal? Well, screw that for a lark. Dr. Daryl J. Bem, a fairly eminent experimental psychologist who … Continue reading

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The Journal of Are You [expetive deleted] Kidding

I’ve already forgotten how I found this, but I’m officially in love with The Journal of Are You Fucking Kidding. Their motto: “JAYFK: Bringing you the finest in sarcasm, satire & scientific shit-talkin’.” This journal is for all those times … Continue reading

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After which, thus because of which…or maybe not

Today I’d like to write about something a little more abstract than usual: logical fallacies. If you were on the debate team in high school, you’ve probably studied these extensively, but unfortunately, the rest of us were left to muddle … Continue reading

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