This is the semimonthly open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also:
1. Corrections from last week’s links: thinking probably doesn’t fuel brain cancers (thanks, Urstoff), and the discussion of the psychology replication results is still preliminary and shouldn’t have been published.
2. Comment of the week is vV_Vv asking a question of Jewish law.
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4. Continue to expect a lower volume of blogging for the near future.