A week of links


Jason Collins


September 20, 2014

Links this week:

  1. The Genetic Genealogist responds to Vox’s tabloid piece on genetic testing.

  2. Attempts to correct false claims often entrench them - the backfire effect. But telling politicians they will be fact checked still reduced their number of lies. [Update: There is probably no backfire effect.]

  3. Tyler Cowen suggests the gender gap will close. I’m not so sure.

  4. Violence in chimps an evolutionary adaptation.

  5. Another study showing low social mobility.

  6. A great collection of papers on altruism, reciprocity and the glucose model of self control.