Category Archives: Process of Science

Thoughts about the butchering art

I’ve been reading two excellent medical history volumes lately. The one I’m mostly not here to talk about was the unexpectedly charming Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis by Kathryn Lougheed. I highly recommend this book, the first … Continue reading

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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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