Archive for ‘Things Worth Reading’

January 12, 2013

Things Worth Reading

This week’s Things Worth Reading covers critiques of the data interpretations behind popular stories, how atheism can be uplifting, how our ideology colors our interpretations of facts, and high heels: hot or not?

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January 5, 2013

Things Worth Reading

This week’s Things Worth Reading covers science journalism, environmental effects on crome, and the New Year’s resolutions of famous people:

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EDIT: I must add two important links to this week’s Things Worth Reading:

June 25, 2011

Things Worth Reading

This week’s things worth reading cover neuroscience and the justice system, belief in supernatural punishment, and how humans acquire and pass on knowledge:

  • The Brain on Trial — This article in The Atlantic by David Eagleman reviews the implications of neuroscience for criminal justice. It is long but more than worth it to read in its entirety.
  • Post-Hoc Supernatural Punishers — Cris Campbell of Genealogy of Religion wrote a post this week about an influential theory on the origin of religion: the idea that belief in a punishing supernatural agent was evolutionarily favored because it promoted cooperation.
  • We stand on the shoulders of cultural giants — Razib Khan wrote a wonderful post on Gene Expression about the accumulation of knowledge through culture and imitation.

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June 18, 2011

Things Worth Reading

This week’s Things Worth Reading includes popular media coverage of science, female ejaculation, and modern ideas of mental illness:

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June 11, 2011

Things Worth Reading

This week’s Things Worth Reading cover evolution, X-Men, justice, attention, and more:

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June 4, 2011

Things Worth Reading (June 4, 2011)

As you could guess from the long blogroll at the bottom of A Theory of Mind, I read a lot online. I use Twitter (@ecsalomon) to post links to interesting things as I come across them, but I’d like to highlight the most relevant and interesting things I read each week here. Every Saturday, I’ll post a list of the blog posts, news stories, and other media that really captured my attention and might also interest readers of this blog.

Here at this week’s Things Worth Reading:

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