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  1. Nov 2022
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  4. Jul 2022
    1. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Surival by John Vaillant Holy shit, this book is good. Just holy shit. Even if it was just the main narrative–the chase to kill a man-eating Tiger in Siberia in post-communist Russia–it would be worth reading, but it is so much more than that. The author explains the Russian psyche, the psyche of man vs predator, the psyches of primitive peoples and animals, in such a masterful way that you’re shocked to find 1) that he knows this, and 2) that he fit it all into this readable and relatively short book. You may have heard about the story on the internet a while back: a tiger starts killing people in Russia and a team is sent to kill it (Russia is so fucked up, they already have a team for this). At one point, the tiger is cornered and leaps to attack the team leader…and in mid-air the soldier’s rifle goes into the tigers open jaws and down his throat all the way to the stock, killing the tiger at the last possible second. The autopsy later revealed that the tiger had been shot something like a dozen times during its life and lived. The story is very similar to that of the Tsavo maneaters, which was turned into the underrated Val Kilmer movie The Ghost and the Darkness. There are all sorts of well-selected threads from evolutionary psychology and biology in this book and it makes the book a self-educator’s dream. You can pick and choose which ones you want to follow next–trusting safely that the author has pointed you in an interesting and valuable direction. But that’s just the meta-stuff that is a bonus with this book, and it’s worth pointing out only because the rest of the book is just so fucking interesting and exciting.

      Such an awesome book #toread

  5. May 2022
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  7. Mar 2022
    1. The Assault on EmpiricismFrom crime to climate change, the hostility of ‘movements’ to data is making it impossible to address real-world problems
    1. Earned Legitimacy Learning Cohort How governments are rebuilding trust with communities
    1. All Too HumanThe powerful are subject to the same flaws and follies as the rest of us.
  8. Feb 2022
    1. Effect of Offering Care Management or Online Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training vs Usual Care on Self-harm Among Adult Outpatients With Suicidal Ideation: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    1. Eyes on Evidence II 31 January, 2022 An assessment of the transparency of evidence usage in the Government of Canada
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  10. Dec 2021
    1. Willingness to Share Research Data Is Related to the Strength of the Evidence and the Quality of Reporting of Statistical Results
  11. Nov 2021
    1. GTAA Season 3 Episode 17: Slavoj Žižek on Communism (& Kant Was Not a Critical Race Theorist)
    1. Leading barristers warn that government proposals to reform UK data protection law may lead to discrimination