The world of scientific publishing continues to excite. Long-standing readers will recall that I have addressed this topic before. My remarks have even been quoted by The Guardian, no less … Continue Reading A long and tedious blog post about scientific publishing
If there is “more than one way of knowing”, then how can you know that that is true? Presumably, if you know that it is true, then I can simply … Continue Reading Knowing me, knowing you (Eureka!)
Hopefully I will get a few more hits on here now that I have posted something with ‘Sex’ in the title. But you’ll have to consider this one a quickie. … Continue Reading Sex + Everlasting life = Science!
“New Study Debunks Prior Belief” is a pretty common format for science news headlines, especially in any area of science that deals with how human beings behave, what they believe, … Continue Reading New research reveals same findings as old research
Well done Ali Razeghi, who’s only just gone and invented a time machine. And what a time machine it is. Despite the near wall-to-wall use of Back to the Future … Continue Reading How to predict the future
As we all know, the old days were the best. You know. Ye olden days. This is what I thought when I received this tweet alert from @ClaireMcCallion earlier today: … Continue Reading American Psychological Association promotes pseudotherapies. Again.
Time to reprint those fan t-shirts, folks, as a new date has been added to my world tour. Next Tuesday evening I’m giving the keynote lecture at Psych Fest 2013, … Continue Reading Forthcoming: Master of Delusion
Just a quick post today. This one’s especially for the arachnophobes. You know who you are. A popular scientific explanation for arachnophobia has been that it reflects an evolutionarily endowed … Continue Reading Web sight
Here are the slides from my lecture from the other week to the Psychological Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It’s all about how psychologists — academics in … Continue Reading “Psychology’s Starting Positions”
You’ll have to forgive my recent lack of Tweets. I’m in China and Tweeting doesn’t work here. According to the log-in page of my hotel wifi, some websites are inaccessible … Continue Reading Peurile? Moi?
I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are ideally suited to giving another public lecture at the invitation of a student psychological society. … Continue Reading Forthcoming: On value systems, science, and psychology
It’s all bad news this week, I’m afraid. Literally. Not only does it look bad and sound bad, but it also has bad effects on you. It’s all-round baaaaaaaaad. First of … Continue Reading Bad things are bad for you. As are good things.
Here are the slides from my lecture the other week in University College Cork. Kudos to the UCC Psychology Society for inviting me down, and for turning out en masse … Continue Reading “Psychology’s one-sided coin”
So, I’ve concluded that we might as well give up on trying to spread the word about the correlation-causation fallacy. People just don’t seem to be getting it. I do … Continue Reading Correlation? Causation? YOU decide! (It’s as good an approach as any…)
Well, guess what. Only yet another cosmetics advert has been pulled. A cosmetics advert? Pulled? Honestly? Gee whizz. I am in total shock here. I mean, how could this possibly have happened?! … Continue Reading New rules for cosmetics advertising: Must contain science?
Continuing my extremely gradual world lecture tour, I’ve been invited to speak at University College Cork next Monday evening, by the university’s honorable Psychology Society. Way hay! Everyone loves Cork. (For … Continue Reading Forthcoming: Psychology’s optimistic bias and the undermining of science