Bryan’s excellent lecture on arthropods of medical importance

Bryan’s excellent lecture on arthropods of medical importance {0}

  A very worthwhile read (Re-posted with permission; thanks Dr. Grieg Fry!)

“Ur so dumb, grow some intelligance!!1!” On the Dunning-Kruger effect and how you can’t unsee something once you’re aware of it. {1}

Part of my job as a research assistant entailed testing intelligence in control subjects. Controls were ‘mentally healthy’ (I use the term veeeery loosely) people who were paid $40 to participate in the study. To establish how patients suffering schizophrenia differ from other people, one will necessarily need control-subjects. The controls were not told explicitly that(…)

On Western (and Norwegian) Drug Policy. {6}

The good thing about having a tiny readership is that I can say whatever I want without having to worry about possible consequences. So, let me explain the ridiculousness of Norwegian narcotics/drug laws and express my opinions on how to improve the situation. Note that I am not in any way advocating the use of(…)

Heh :D

Heh :D {1}

When scientists get too honest

August Landmesser {0}

See the guy (encircled)? The image has been floating around on facebook with the captioning “Be this guy” or some-such. “This guy’s” name was (probably) August Landmesser, and the picture was taken in Hamburg, 1936, during a speech made by Adolf Hitler. August Landmesser was an awe-inspiring example of a ‘disobedient non-conformist’. Studies (namely Asch,(…)