A Bucket of Hot Diarrhea and the Downfall of American Supremacy

Earlier this month, just one in a roaring wave of mostly unpublicized urban crimes occurred in Los Angeles: a homeless man flung a bucketful of hot diarrhea on an innocent woman near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Why was he free to do so? Why isn’t someone that deranged either in jail, or in a […]

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Image of the Week is Back!

Image of the Week is back! Thanks to the adroit, expert work of my wife and marvelous web designer Elke, IOTW now is a WordPress site, instead and as before, with one new photo from my portfolio (and accompanying brief narrative) added every week. This post contains a few examples, with links from the captions. […]

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Lessons: Retraction of Highly Publicized Study on Religious Children

Yet another published social-science/humanities study has been retracted formally. This one got huge attention from secular (of course!) media for supposedly showing that religious children were less generous & altruistic. Fortunately other scientists, who had been doing similar work with different data, and whose work (along with prior studies) showed much the opposite, didn’t buy […]

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