Tag Archives: Critical thinking

Too good to check, episode 5 zillion

Today some activists surrounded a Google shuttle in San Francisco and kept it from moving away from a stop where it was picking up well-to-do techies to take them to work in Silicon Valley. The immediate target was the bus … Continue reading

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Science journalism and the lure of the trope

So a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (paywall) says that men’s and women’s brains are hardwired differently: Men are better at connecting perception to action, women are more intuitive. It draws this conclusion from men’s … Continue reading

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"Causal density"

In my last post I opinionated about how it's near impossible, in social science research (or media effects, in this case), to account for every possible confounding variable. Now Kevin Drum reviews a new book by Jim Manzi, Uncontrolled, about … Continue reading

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Well, that's just spiffy

UPDATE: I've seen this sort of movement before, where higher unemployment = more demand for work = lower wages = stock market goes up, but apparently we're in an exceptional situation where no one is hiring anyway. Andrew Leonard takes … Continue reading

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