Here it is, a rundown of interesting articles I’ve come across recently, to consider for your weekend readings:
Stoicism, cold and warm streams. (Medium)
Why your body sometimes jerks as you fall asleep. A closer look at hypnic jerks. (Medium)
The Dunning-Kruger effect may be a statistical illusion. Research finds the effect is statistically due to other psychological factors. (Psychology Today) There may go yet another major result from psychological research that turns out not to stand up to scrutiny. Remember that, the next time you rush to endorse the latest hot paper in psychology.
The irrationality of transhumanists. The unreasonable flaws in the movement’s big claims. (IAI News)
Our improbable existence is no evidence for a multiverse. Experts in probability have spotted a logical flaw in theorists’ reasoning. (Scientific American) Improbably, I completely agree with Philip Goff on this one. But I find it ironic that he, rightly, chastises supporters of the multiverse for the utter lack of empirical evidence, and yet is entirely blind to the very same problem concerning his own pet theory, panpsychism. The fact that I repeatedly pointed this out to him didn’t seem to have any effect.