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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Prescriptions, Paradoxes, and Perversities

[WARNING: I am not a pharmacologist. I am not a researcher. I am not a statistician. This is not medical advice. This is really weird and you should not take it too seriously until it has been confirmed] I. I’ve … Continue reading

OT19: Don’t Thread On Me

This is the semimonthly open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Comments of the week are Scott McGreal actually reading the supplement of that growth mindset study, and gwern responding to the cactus-person story … Continue reading

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Nefarious Nefazodone And Flashy Rare Side Effects

[Epistemic status: I am still in training. I am not an expert on drugs. This is poorly-informed speculation about drugs and it should not be taken seriously without further research. Nothing in this post is medical advice.] I. Which is … Continue reading

Growth Mindset 3: A Pox On Growth Your Houses

[EDIT: The author of this paper has responded; I list his response here.] Jacques Derrida proposed a form of philosophical literary criticism called deconstruction. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t really understand it, but it seems to have … Continue reading

Universal Love, Said The Cactus Person

“Universal love,” said the cactus person. “Transcendent joy,” said the big green bat. “Right,” I said. “I’m absolutely in favor of both those things. But before we go any further, could you tell me the two prime factors of 1,522,605,027, … Continue reading

Links 4/15: Link And You’re Dead

Perytons are mysterious bursts detected by radio telescopes. Some kind of novel astronomical object? Maybe not – a recent investigation suggested something more banal – microwave ovens in the astronomers’ break room. Greg Cochran on creepy cell line infections. “There … Continue reading

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Blame Theory

It’s always dangerous to speculate about the hidden psychological motives of people you disagree with – this is the sin of Bulverism. But like most sins, it’s also fun. So please forgive me while I talk about blame. Many people … Continue reading

Polemical Imbalance

Today is an exciting day for me. I got argued against on Mad In America. This one is going straight to my resume. Mad In America apparently doesn’t like being called an anti-psychiatry blog, so let’s call it a blog…that … Continue reading

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Trouble Walking Down The Hallway

Williams and Ceci just released National Hiring Experiments Reveal 2:1 Faculty Preference For Women On STEM Tenure Track, showing a strong bias in favor of women in STEM hiring. I’ve previously argued something like this was probably the case, so … Continue reading

OT18: Istanbul, Not Constantinopen

…or Lygos, Byzantium, Miklagard, Nea Roma, Tsargrad, or any of the others This is the semimonthly open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Still busy. Continue to expect less blogging. 2. There were some … Continue reading

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