Who's That Noisy
- Answer to last week: Deepak Chopra
Science or Fiction
A study finds that children raised in a punitive environment where they are physically punished tell lies more often and convincingly. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-10-harsh-discipline-fosters-dishonesty-young.html
New research finds that international ranking in chess strongly correlates with the number of hours practiced, regardless of other factors. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/deliberate-practice-necessary-but-not-sufficient.html
Researchers find evidence that, prior to 750 million years ago, the earth’s oceans were highly sulfidic – essentially poisonous to multicellular animals and acting as a barrier to their evolution. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X11005309
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
‘The advance of scientific knowledge does not seem to make either our universe or our inner life in it any less mysterious’. - JBS Haldane