Great Piece on Evolutionary Denialism in Academics: Little Ado About Nuttin’

From the blog – Why Evolution is True, a very well written piece on some faux controversy among some academics trying to pick at what is apparently politically/emotionally uncomfortable for them. Take Away –  “Let me say first that I’m a bit puzzled by the continual appearance of these “Does evolution need a revolution?” pieces. […]

The Zombie, UnDead Professions and Bodies of “Knowledge”: Economics/Finance, Philosophy, Biz/Finance, Law, the Humanities and Social Sciences

The latest brain science has killed the dominant, and very old fashioned, professional and academic models of how behavior is caused making them obsolete and in need or total bottom-up reformulations. They are the walking dead and zombies of human knowledge and practice.  These ways of, supposdly, understanding human actions  are stumbling and fumbling without […]

“To date, there is little evidence that playing brain games improves underlying broad cognitive abilities, or that it enables one to better navigate a complex realm of everyday life”

This is a great review of the brain training claims and studies, from Stanford. “In summary: We object to the claim that brain games offer consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse cognitive decline when there is no compelling scientific evidence to date that they do. The promise of a magic bullet detracts […]