Thursday, May 26, 2016
There's an anecdote about Baron-Cohen on page 21 of the second volume of Richard Dawkins' autobiography, Brief Candle in the Dark. They know each other from way back and both have been a part of the John Brockman stable of pop science authors for ages, so don't expect to ever hear Dawkins apply his famously critical mind to any review of Baron-Cohen's ideas.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Didn't I tell you that psychology is a science utterly compromised by publication bias? Psychology research is like sausages. Believe me, you don't want to look behind the scenes and see how it is made! It looks like another neuro-fad and supposed autism cure is nothing much more than a puff of wet mist. Isn't it time that charities and governments pull the plug on massively funding research into autism, a concept that doesn't map onto reality in any clear or clean way?
Gotta wonder how many null finding studies of oxytocin the ARC are sitting on, or negative effect studies in general.
Tell 'em to stick their unpaid internship where the sun don't shine.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Trust me, I'm a doctor....