Happy May Day! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science:
Human Beings Not As Impressive As You Think (I would add that in an uncertain environment, thought shouldn’t be ‘impressive’–it’s potentially maladaptive)
A brief guide to neuroscience
Pat Robertson explains which parts of science you’re allowed to believe
Dogs, But Not Wolves, Use Humans As Tools (my take here and here)
Let’s Just Say It: Thirty Years Late Is Not “Current” (must-read)
“Skilled Workmen in Demand Despite Vast Unemployment”
Top 10 Reasons Why Men Shouldn’t Be Ordained
Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!
Conservatives’ Deep-Set Fear of Women’s Rights
Apartment Dwellers Often Subjected to Neighbors’ Tobacco Smoke (this is why I’m on the fence about legalization of pot–it’s a quality of life issue too)
Cancer is bad but budget deficits are generally good
Terrorists? Titans Of Wall Street?
Holding Birth Control Hostage
Getting Richer And Getting Out of a Recession Are Not The Same Thing
Why YKK? The mysterious Japanese company behind the world’s best zippers.
Memo to Joe Nocera Re: your vanishing retirement nest egg
A Very Pricey Pineapple
When an artist copies a photograph, who gets the credit?