A week of links


Jason Collins


August 8, 2014

Links this week:

  1. Academic urban legends spreading through sloppy citation. In PhD land, I have constantly found myself following citation chains that don’t lead to what they claim.

  2. Some progress in the replication wars. I’ll post about some of the specific examples over coming months.

  3. The evolutionary emergence of property rights (ungated working paper). HT: Ben Southwood

  4. Attribute substitution in charities - the evaluability bias. HT: Alex Gyani

  5. Peter Turchin reviews Richard Wrangham’s Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human.

  6. Arnold Kling on Nicholas Wade. Comments and pointer from here.

  7. Polygenic modelling in cattle breeding. Humans next.

  8. An interesting debate on Cato Unbound this month - the libertarian case for a basic income guarantee.