Tuesday, February 28, 2017
How much has the world of (academic) science contributed, directly or indirectly, towards the creation or development of memory techniques used by memory sport competitors and memory record holders?
C'mon everybody! Who believes that Mem Fox being detained by immigration officers in the US had nothing to do with having a convicted paedophile for a husband?
Did you see her on The Project the other night, playing the victim? I didn't notice any hard questions from the panel, which generally consists of entertainers, commentators and a token old shock jock, who present the news as a form of light entertainment.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
BBC Radio 4 giving Daniel Tammet air time:
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Rather than slapping Sir David Attenborough on the back and naming things after him, maybe we should be asking the famous Sir David exactly what he knew about the illegal, prolific and unconscionable activities of the famous BBC TV host and serial paedophile Jimmy Savile, whose child molestation apparently peaked in the 1970s, in a time period overlapping Attenborough's term as the BBC's Director of Programmes. Why did Attenborough choose to return to making programmes in 1973, when his career could have gone even further, to the top of the heap of BBC administration? Was there some nasty mess that he didn't want to have to confront, as a senior administrator?
If you've been watching this TV doco series:
maybe you should also consider this:
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Dr Cordelia Fine's new book Testosterone Rex is in some shops but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
The Stupidity Paradox : The Power and Pitfalls of Functional Stupidity at Work
by Mats Alvesson and André Spicer
It looks at varieties of stupidity that are lifestyle choices or occupational hazards, not inborn disorders
It's a business book
It appears to be based on scientific evidence
It's written by professors at universities
So far it's been unremittingly negative on every page
The authors would be sacked from most jobs for being half as negative as this
It's one of those books that busts the brightly-coloured balloons full of hot air
It's the best book I've read all year