Category Archives: Evidence

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

Capitalising on our tendency to notice the bad before the good.  https://medium.com/the-mission/the-enemy-in-our-feeds-e86511488de

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The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children’s brains?

Low-income children performed moderately to significantly worse than their middle-class peers https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jul/13/neuroscience-inequality-does-poverty-show-up-in-childrens-brains

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Why mythbusting fails: A guide to influencing education with science

“By building on their respective knowledge bases, and treating each other with mutual respect, we can foster the scientific profession of teaching.” What we can learn from science teachers. Continue reading

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A Feminist Biologist Discusses Gender Differences In The Animal Kingdom

“What do feminists think of distinct gender roles in other species? I think this is a perfectly reasonable question, and it’s something I’ve spent a good part of my career mulling over. In basically all animal species, males and females do tend to behave in distinct ways…” Continue reading

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Does growing up atheist make you a better person?

“A secular upbringing, Zuckerman believes, gives children a better value of what’s right and what’s wrong because their moral compass is rooted in understanding, rather than fear of punishment.” Continue reading

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The Frightening Spread of Misinformation

“Between the organic recipes and menacing stock images of syringes and pills, a clear theme emerges: Everything is rigged — by doctors, Big Pharma, Monsanto, the FDA — and the mainstream media isn’t telling us. (Also, there’s usually a link to buy vitamins.)” Continue reading

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How a Pioneer in the Science of Mistakes Ended Up Mistaken

“No one is a natural statistician, he’d argued at the time. Even scientists make mistakes. As usual, when it came to being wrong, Kahneman was right.” Continue reading

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Trump Govt Making Stuff Up

“The Bowling Green Massacre didn’t get covered because it didn’t happen. There has never been a terrorist attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky, carried out by Iraqi refugees or anyone else.” Continue reading

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Transforming a war-torn Colombia

“Colombia’s spirit, once buried by war, has risen again. In the last 10 years, international investment is up over 100 percent. Tourism 240 percent. Not long ago, it was too dangerous to go out at night, now clubs in Bogotá are bursting with locals and foreigners. ” Continue reading

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Australian Christian Lobby Still Not Satisfied With Police Explanation For Van Explosion

“The head of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), Lyle Shelton, remains dissatisfied with police assurances that a December van explosion outside the ACL’s Canberra headquarters was not a targeted attack.” Continue reading

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