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The 10,000-hour rule is wrong and perpetuates a cruel myth
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The 10,000-hour rule is wrong and perpetuates a cruel myth

See Also A decade ago, Magnus Carlsen, who at the time was only 13 years old, created a sensation in the chess world when he defeated former world champion Anatoly Karpov at a chess tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the next day played ... Business Insider, 1 week ago

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Why Breeding Pedigree Dogs Is Just Eugenics By Another Name

Eugenics is the now-defunct (and creepy!) practice of breeding supposedly superior humans to achieve genetic improvements while sterilizing undesirables. Sound familiar? It's the exact same thing we now do to dogs and it's responsible for a range of ...
 Gizmodo2 weeks ago SOTT FOCUS: Holocaust 2.0: Eugenics and the War on Terror  Sott.net4 weeks ago

The Lightbulb Generation?

Are we getting smarter? Or is it just that were better at answering IQ tests? Over the years, average results in IQ tests have risen in many countries, suggesting that we are getting more intelligent. However, other studies suggest the exact ...
 Student Newspaper2 weeks ago

The taboo of sex and disability: How can we shift the negative images that still dominate society's attitudes?

Millie Dollar sashays on to the stage in a green feathered dress to conclude the evening's entertainment with a sultry burlesque routine. The capacity audience at the ornate Epstein Theatre in Liverpool is enraptured. Burlesque, she says, gives ...
 XinMsn3 weeks ago Sex, Lives and Disability: What Disabled Bodies Can Teach Us About Sex  Gizmodo4 weeks ago

38 Percent Chance Of Euro Breakup According To Investor Survey

Quite how much weight you want to put on this result will depend upon quite how much weight you put on the idea of the wisdom of the crowds. A survey of investors tells us that 38% of them believe that the euro is going to break up. This does not, ...
 Forbes.com4 weeks ago
Forensic Magazine

Using Faulty Forensic Science, Courts Fail the Innocent (Op-Ed)

Karen Kafadar is Commonwealth Professor and chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia and a member of the Forensic Science Standards Board. Anne-Marie Mazza is the director of the . The authors contributed this article to ...
 Yahoo! UK and Ireland1 month ago
Mother Jones

Eugenics, milk production, and the "honorable court of bovine justice."

—By A version of this article was originally published on Something extremely bizarre took place in the early decades of the 20th century, inspired by a confluence of trends. Scientists had recently developed a deeper understanding of genetics ...
 Mother Jones1 month ago That Time We Put Bulls on Trial in a Court of Bovine Justice  Gizmodo1 month ago

Nature versus nurture in personality

Primitive man living in caves would not have bothered about personality. However, with the slow but steady process of civilisation, man became conscious of himself. He tried to project himself in a way that others will respect and admire him. Soon ...
 Sunday Observer1 month ago

The Rise of Totalitarian Science

Darwin Day in America Topics: Apologetics, Intelligent Design, Science/Technology Here's a sad irony: as humans look more and more to science and evolution to give us answers for everything, well look less and less human. Listen Now | Download ...
 BreakPoint1 month ago
Irish Mirror

Gruesome exhibit charts rise of forensic science from Jack the Ripper to Silent Witness

A new exhibition will show how forensics have been used for many years and how they have helped catch some of the world's most notorious criminals Forensic find: Bodies of Evidence The Brides in the Bath case was one of the most ...
 Irish Mirror1 month ago Gruesome exhibition charts rise of forensic science from Jack the Ripper to Silent Witness  Irish Mirror1 month ago
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