Ethnicity and camping – from the inductivist.
Lynn On The Jews: Yes, It’s Intelligence—But There’s Something Else Too – review of richard lynn’s latest book, “The Chosen People: A Study of Jewish Intelligence,” from steve sailer.
Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony – “Scientists now know that the brain runs largely on autopilot; it acts first and asks questions later, often explaining behavior after the fact. So if much of behavior is automatic, then how responsible are people for their actions?”
Back to the trees – greg cochran on the flores hobbit.
Exercise Cuts Risk From Obesity Gene – “The obesity risk of a genetic variation can be least partially offset with exercise.” – from parapundit.
Sperm Whales Really Do Learn From Each Other – “Sperm whales, Earth’s biggest-brained animals, live in far-flung clans with lifestyles so different and vocalizations so complex that it’s natural to think they have culture.”
Scientists and autism: When geeks meet – “Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen thinks scientists and engineers could be more likely to have a child with autism. Some researchers say the proof isn’t there.” – this week’s issue of nature is all about autism.
bonus: There’s just something about him… – the latest on the wonderfully weird Toxoplasma gondii from carl zimmer.
bonus bonus: An Unexpected Alliance – “Lee Siegel considers the weird comedy of letters between T.S. Eliot and Groucho Marx”
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