Tuesday 1 October 2013

Burnee links for Tuesday

How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists | Violent metaphors
This looks like an awful lot of work. Probably because it's an awful lot of work.

Alas, poor Wallace | teleskopos
Some facts about Wallace, Darwin and established knowledge. As skeptics, we should be more careful about this stuff.
(Via Mark Edon.)

It's not the morphine, it's the size of the cage: Rat Park experiment upturns conventional wisdom about addiction - garry's subposthaven
New evidence: change your beliefs.

Bot & Dolly's Box takes CG into the real world (video)
The possibilities are ... probably unknown at this point. But this short video is highly impressive.

▶ Tim Minchin Occasional Address and Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters - YouTube
Surprisingly inspiring.

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now? - Salon.com
Short answer: no. It's great that the Sunday Assembly is expanding so rapidly, and though I'm not likely to attend on a regular basis even if one opens near me, I wholeheartedly support what they're doing.