I think it's more a case of where we are on the campaign trail. There is a lot of dead air to fill, and people want to talk about Clinton with nothing to say that wouldn't require actual journalism (god forbid someone question her on her position that video games don't qualify for free speech, whether she actually… » 4/18/14 12:52pm Today 12:52pm

Goodall is kind of showing her anti-behaviourism there. The reason people were so slow to accept the "fact" that animals have emotions and personalities is that there was very little evidence for that conclusion before the cognitive sciences got going, but a lot of evidence that the people observing the thoughts and… » 4/18/14 11:16am Today 11:16am

I tend to notice minority mistakes more, but also find them more forgivable because they were raised speaking something that I'm not even sure counts as English (does anyone know the criteria used to determine if a dialect is distinct enough to be its own language). The same is true for the malapropisms for those fresh … » 4/17/14 11:56pm Yesterday 11:56pm

As a guy, why should I start thinking less of myself when it is advantageous and only makes others make less in relative terms? That's like saying I should infect myself with malaria to fight health disparities. Hell, even if I don't think I'm hot shit, I'm going to pretend I am because that's as effective at getting… » 4/17/14 5:52pm Yesterday 5:52pm

Another little piece of context is that most visual generation sites (photoshoots, television studios, et cetera) rely on harsh lighting and so expect a certain amount of cosmetic work to correct everything. People who don't bother with cosmetics in that environment are either extremely confident or just lazy. » 4/17/14 3:08pm Yesterday 3:08pm