To be released in October 2019. Just when you thought it would be safe to get back into the water… Details here.
So this is Christmas; and what have you done? Well, this is what I’ve done: a whole lot of media, surrounding my public lecture on ‘The Psychology of Christmas‘ just … Continue Reading ‘Psychology of Christmas’ media round-up
Here is Sunday’s episode of “Life Matters” on RTÉ Radio 1, which features (among many luminaries) none other than yours truly. Entitled The God of Aliens, the programme addresses those famous … Continue Reading “Life Matters” (Because it just does)
As you are quite possibly aware, today was #eclipse2015 day. In fact, today’s was one of the “best solar eclipses in years“, according to BBC News. I’m sure the eclipse … Continue Reading My eclipsetography
It’s early January. That time when other people’s New Year’s resolutions mean that you get lots of emails. About really important stuff that you simply must deal with, like, immediately. … Continue Reading Some pieces and bits
Reasons why footballer-biting-other-footballer resulted from nature (i.e., the passing of traits from parent to offspring at a biological, or genetic, level): “I would suggest he is hard-wired in this way. It’s not something … Continue Reading Suarez: Nature or nurture? BBC expert unable to specify, quoted extensively nonetheless
1. Analyzing John Brooks’ Dream About Scoring the Winning Goal Source: Time.com, ‘HEALTH’ section (17 June) One-line summary: A US soccer player scored a goal and then says he previously had a dream … Continue Reading Bandwagon latest: ‘Science news’ with tenuous World Cup relevance doing the rounds right now
Yesterday morning I watched an interesting breakfast TV show here in Accra, on Ghana’s GTV. Interesting for three reasons: (a) because it illustrated the passionately articulate and comfortably personable nature … Continue Reading Marriage causes germs (kind of)
The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is a vastly complex endeavour. But it’s an empirical endeavour — it requires valid and reliable measurement and scanning methods, and … Continue Reading The passengers on MH370 deserve better than this
Is it me, or are sample sizes just getting smaller? I mean, last time round we had that scare story warning us that the art of parenting is being destroyed by smartphones — … Continue Reading Stop Press: Some kids are crap at computer games, one chimp is not
I’ve concluded that they’re right. Mobile phones DO addle the brain. They DO interfere with competent cognition. They DO cause people to become rambling, incoherent, and negligent thinkers, and to talk ever-more-ridiculous … Continue Reading Won’t somebody *please* think of the validity?
I’m on a bus, ploughing its way through an excessive headwind as yet another Atlantic storm blasts us to colour-coded distress (we are Code Red now; there are no more … Continue Reading Polarity. It’s a useful concept
Here is a Guest Blog I was invited to write for the folks over at Neuroscience Ireland. I guess this is because I’ve recently been taxonomised as a “Neuroblogger.” It … Continue Reading “On Correlations and Bias”
Sophie Shevardnadze is the presenter of SophieCo on Russian satellite TV station, RT. Normally SophieCo is a sedate affair. Recent guests have included social entrepreneur and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy … Continue Reading Blame Canada (for those extra-terrestrials walking among us)
Baby, it’s cold outside, what with polar vortexes and the like. Except maybe it isn’t. Maybe it’s a conspiracy. Maybe it’s a left-wing conspiracy, designed to blame right-wingers for climate … Continue Reading “Polar vortex”? That’s what they WANT you to believe…
Remember, folks, if (a) it’s new, (b) it’s popular, and (c) it’s invisible, then you know what it is. That’s right. It’s a cancer-causing death ray inflicted by lazy-minded bureaucrats … Continue Reading Reading this can damage your health