Links 7/11/14

Links for you. Science:

Being as wrong as can be on the so-called replication crisis of science
Stupid arguments from a Positive Psychologist
The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stress
The most replicated finding in drug abuse science


The suburb of the future is here: How one city avoided the worst of suburbanization and revealed the path toward sustainable urban development
Who Stole the Water? How greed, drought, and rampant overdevelopment are sucking Texas dry.
How Texas Created a Culture of Shame and Silence Around Abortion
Let’s nationalize Amazon and Google: Publicly funded technology built Big Tech (bad title since the article calls for regulation, not socialization)
Who Would You Rather Follow– Katy Perry Or Rick Perry? (because people have to like this crap)
Finally, Science Explains Why Rush Limbaugh Gets So Mad About Women Having Sex
How Boston changes in summer — by the numbers
Children aren’t worth very much—that’s why we no longer make many
Why Don’t More People Call Themselves Feminists?
Moderate voters are a myth
Hillary Clinton must reject the stigma that abortion should be legal but ‘rare’: Agreeing with anti-choice activists on even that single word hurts women and the cause of reproductive rights

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3 Responses to Links 7/11/14

  1. Jim Sweeney says:

    This is kind of a cranky nitpick, but this drives me up the wall:

    When respondents to the 2013 poll were given the dictionary definition of feminist — “someone who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes” — 57 percent of respondents, including 67 percent of women and 47 percent of men, agreed that, yes, they were feminists.

    I’m a feminist because I favor the equality of sexes, but I accept the fact that they are not yet socially, politically and economically equal. In contrast, I accept the existence of gravity, but I don’t entirely favor it; I’d rather be able to fly.

    ‘Believing in’ evolution and ‘believing in’ sexual equality are not parallel constructions. People who use ‘believe’ so loosely ought to be stoned. I believe I’ll have another drink.

    • Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

      That reminds me of the story about the new guy in town who was attending the Baptist church. After a few weeks, the church leaders decided it was time to feel out his positions on various religious questions to find out if he would be a good candidate for permanent membership. They asked him, “Do you believe in infant baptism?”
      He replied, “Believe in it? Why, I’ve seen it.”

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