Get your Gender Essentialist bingo cards ready, but this time so that we can cross off various myths being vigorously debunked. First the headline and teaser: The difference myth We shouldn’t believe the increasingly popular claims that boys and girls… Read More ›
formal, eclectic, iconoclastic, autodidactic – all the ways we learn
I feel there’s a hole in my book-larnin’. I’ve never really read any formal epistemology, just picked bits and pieces up as I go along. Can anyone recommend any web- (or uni website-) available, chapter/article-length introduction to general principles and… Read More ›
A while back and elsewhere, there was a conversation about this magazine cover. Part of the backlash – among breastfeeding mothers of all people! – was around “explanations”. “I don’t want to come across that magazine cover in the supermarket… Read More ›
School culture may promote anorexia The study shows that schools play a critical role in the development of girls’ self image, confidence and self-esteem, with many of the girls citing particular high school experiences as defining moments in their anorexia…. Read More ›
MEMO To: All writers/editors/narrators of nature programs From: Science Fangs/claws/cool-animal-feature-of-the-day etc. are not “designed”. Or “engineered”. They are adaptations. Pillocks.
This argument is so bizarre it’s not even wrong: it’s wrong’s cousin who’s never been the same since that nasty accident with the Klein bottle.