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Debunking differences

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 ›

Request: epistemology for newbies?

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 ›

Watson is no Galileo

I’ve used this quote before, but it bears repeating. “Alas, to wear the mantle of Galileo it is not enough that you be persecuted by an unkind establishment, you must also be right.” ““ Robert Park James Watson, famous for… Read More ›

A-d-a-p-t-e-d.

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.