This week’s Things Worth Reading cover evolution, X-Men, justice, attention, and more:
- More on the Psychology of Anti-Evolutionism: Need For Closure, Fear, and Disgust — Chris Mooney writes about some of the psychological research on acceptance of evolution.
- Envying Evolution: What Can The X-Men Teach Us About Stereotypes? — Melanie Tannenbaum writes about the different forms of stereotyping through the lens of the X-Men.
- Study suggests police officer wrongfully convicted for missing the ‘obvious’ — Psychological research by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons on inattentional blindness (our failure to see things when we’re not paying attention) suggests that a police officer was wrongfully convicted.
Stop On Red! The Effects of Color May Lie Deep in Evolution — Research with monkeys suggests an evolutionary link between the color red and caution.