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Meanwhile, on Twitter (week 50)

  • New blog post: Rationality quote of the day ->
  • Democracy fosters trust ->
  • Cheating is more common with medium than with intense or low competition… very neat experiment ->
  • RT @meenakandasamy: Supreme Court of India's Guide to Sex: Premarital sex = marriage. Homosexuality = illegal. Marital rape = sex. ->
  • Nice piece on altmetrics and education research ->
  • I would donate so much more to charity (e.g. Wikipedia) if I could use my Amazon account. Credit/debit card too much of a barrier.. ->
  • "In an advertisement (…) girls trade tiaras for hard hats" Engineering Toys for Girls ->

Rationality quote of the day

Here’s what happened to a young sheep dog, who was so eager to herd sheep that he drove the whole flock over a cliff:

[the sheep dog] had done his work so thoroughly that he was considered too good a workman to live, and was, in fact, taken and tragically shot at twelve o’clock that same day—another instance of the untoward fate which so often attends dogs and other philosophers who follow out a train of reasoning to its logical conclusion, and attempt perfectly consistent conduct in a world made up so largely of compromise

(From Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd. )

Meanwhile, on Twitter (week 49)

  • Great seminar and good dinner chat last night in Cambridge – Thank you @JoeJGladstone for the invite! ->
  • Festive season fact: stollen bread was only allowed to contain butter after special exemption from the pope ->
  • Daniel Sgroi advocates a Bayesian approach to research quality ranking: ->
  • 100+ followers in less than 3 weeks for our @LSEBehavioural Twitter account! ->
  • Scientific evidence for Murphy's Law: just as I'm trying to submit a paper, campus WiFi slows down to a crawl… ->

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