Category Archives: Science

The Sexist Science

Recently, I was reading an article over at VICE that contained many good points amidst the tangled web of editorial notes and reviews of a book entitled Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong by Angela Saini. I found myself in … Continue reading

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The Good News About Lying in Politics

…is that if we identify what’s causing much of it, we can find solutions.  This, of course, prompts us to ask a perfectly sensible question: Is there well-designed and effective research that identifies what’s causing most of the lying in … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Why not have multiple genders?

Over at Everyday Feminism, Suzannah Weiss explains her personal journey into the land of non-binary understandings of her own gender identity.  It’s quite instructive to read, for a variety of reasons. Apparently, as a young woman she was socially discouraged … Continue reading

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She’s just not that interested in you…

Recently, I stumbled upon an article about a scientific study done on men’s ability to judge a woman’s sexual interest in them.  Unsurprisingly to anyone who has any experience with human social interactions (and I’m sure to 100% of women), … Continue reading

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Jessica Jones: Fear is the Mind-Killer

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47431125 I decided to continue taking advantage of my free trial of Netflix by watching the Jessica Jones television series.  The series draws on various parts of the comics that featured her as a recurring character … Continue reading

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Luke Cage: Love Your Enemies

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49841821 At this point, I’ve watched the first 11 episodes of Luke Cage.  This is the first Marvel television series (based on the comics) I’ve felt interested enough about to actually sit down and watch, so … Continue reading

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The Limits of Psychology: Artificial Intelligence Edition

Recently on BigThink, Steven Pinker proposed a very interesting explanation for the cases of “alpha males” expressing fear or apprehension about the rise of artificial intelligence.  As someone who is often viewed as an alpha male and has repeatedly expressed … Continue reading

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