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My second post this week, this one in response to Womanspace controv.
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Kanizawa, Hauser and now this. Really bad year for evolutionary psychology.
Report: Dutch 'Lord of the Data' Forged Dozens of Studies. by Gretchen Vogel on 31 October 2011, 7:05 PM | 0 Comments. Email Print | More. Previous Article Next Article. One of the Netherlands...
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Ugh, calculate the value of grants based on his falsified work and prosecute him for theft of that amount?
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yes good question. some will say this is evidence cats are better. not me.
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Political science vs pundits. Facts vs myths.
The New York Times devotes additional column inches to the opinions of Drew Westen. Last time, that didn’t work out so well. How about this time? Westen: Because of their attitude toward authority a...
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A commenter on one of the links nailed my concern: "Isn’t there selection bias in the party unity scores for the Senate? Because of the threat of the filibuster, Reid wouldn’t move most bills to the floor without the assurance that he has a high degree of party unity. The more moderate members would hold out, initially, until concessions were made. The higher unity score isn’t just a product of Democratic cohesion, but the impact of increased use of the filibuster by Republicans." It appears the majority party typically has higher party unit, consistent with the idea that this is driven by the fillibuster threat (both from D and R).
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After gaffe, Perry at 3.5% on intrade. But, you know, I've been predicting his demise on here G+ forever.
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My post this week looks at predictions made in one of my favorite books, Godel Escher Bach. I first read the predictions at the end of the book in 1990. I check in with them about once every five years.
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Re: prediction 1, I am not up-to-date on the field, but some computer programs can generate music that emulates certain composers. It's only one step removed from making music de novo. There are a bunch of mp3s linked at the top of this:
http://artsites.ucsc.edu/faculty/cope/experiments.htm
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Friends,
I am re-dipping my toes into the blogging waters. My new blog will link to my PT articles, and also contain anything I want to write that doesn't fit into PT.

I was really hoping that G+ would function as a single "blog-twitter-facebook." But I think that Google is still a ways off from achieving that. Thus, I offer my blog.
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New York Times publishes another truly awful article.

I think this is actually worse than the Lindstrom iPhone thing. That one was at least dishonestly pretending to be science. This one is just 3 pages of bloated business motivation bullshit. No news. No opinion. No science. Just free advertising space for what I presume to be a book. This is the newspaper equivalent of an infomercial. WTF New York times?
Bill Gates and other hugely successful entrepreneurs may have had good fortune in their lives, but they knew how to turn those lucky breaks into life-changing events.
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I stopped reading at the "10Xers" part. I don't like made-up math.
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In this week's entry, I try to argue that Tourette Syndrome should be invited to the discussion on free will.
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This is the only excellent Indian restaurant in rochester. The thing that really distinguishes great indian food from regular old Indian Buffet stuff (like they have at Wegmans prepared food section) is the quality of the spices used. At Amaya, you can easily taste the spices. Going from regular Indian food to here is like going from black and white to color. For the best example of this, I recommend the Chettinah.
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