• Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Apparently, Shermer must find his foot delicious the way he keeps putting it in his mouth.

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Yay!

    But no Dr Rubidium? She’s in the picture but not on the list. I see her popping up on my television every so often (along with Helen Arney and Matt Parker from Spoken Nerd) in a program that I’m not sure what’s called because I always come in somewhere after it’s started and I don’t really understand how to operate the tv.

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    I suspect his avatar is based on the French (or Belgian?) comic villain Choc. Or I suppose it could be a coincidence that he’s dressed in exactly the same way.

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    I admit I have a tough time with “literally” since the two meanings are literally opposite. And it leaves us with an extra word for “figuratively” and no word that unambiguously means “literally” (older meaning). It’s like if turning the steering wheel in a car clockwise causes the car to turn right and turning it anti-clockwise causes older cars…[Read more]

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    Unlike all other sciences where there are rarely or never any contradictory studies… oh, wait. Hell, the article you link to isn’t even specifically about social sciences – the first example in it is actually about medical science.

    • Right… the point is that we should never trust a single study, and that many of the points cited in the OP have contradictory studies showing the opposite of what she claims. Telling someone “just Google it” isn’t a solution to that.

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 5 years, 10 months ago

    Still, what we can conclusively say is, that Aaron Kosminski definitely possibly may or may not have been Jack the Ripper or in some way connected with the murders or one of the victims and that’s almost more than nothing!

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 5 years, 11 months ago

    I know it’s wrong, but the headline “Poorly written, abusive erotica” made me laugh. Possibly because I imagined it as the actual title of a book.

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    But what IS the stupidest pseudoscience ever? (Is it numerology or did somebody come up with something even stupider?)

    And that looks like a fun con. Perhaps even more fun than last year’s Oslo Comics Expo where the incredibly high price for a beer kind of put a damper on it for me.

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Examining and questioning our emotions is sensible.

    Pretending that we have no emotions or ignoring them outright or saying that having emotions is stupid is not sensible.

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Well, I’ve certainly never died from any other cause so I can’t see why anybody else would!

  • Rei Malebario posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Yeah, it’s good thing we had that proper, Manly man Florence Nightingale to pioneer the use of graphic visualisation of statistics!