Many people would rather give themselves shocks than be alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.

Many people would rather give themselves shocks than be alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.

I recently came across a report on a series of studies which attempted to see how people handle a task where they are instructed to have no external distractions and to entertain themselves only using their own thought (Titled “Just think: the challenges of the disengaged mind”).  A disclaimer: Many social…

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Wikipedia in Action on Race

Wikipedia in Action on Race

I like to refer to Lewontin’s fallacy frequently when debating people who deny the biological basis of race. Wikipedia, while clearly not perfect, did have a reasonable article (at least for quick referral of lay-people) on the paper written by W.F. Edwards which coined “Lewontin’s fallacy.”(1) A brief overview is…

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