Links this week:
- Academic urban legends spreading through sloppy citation. In PhD land, I have constantly found myself following citation chains that don’t lead to what they claim.
- Some progress in the replication wars. I’ll post about some of the specific examples over coming months.
- The evolutionary emergence of property rights (ungated working paper). HT: Ben Southwood
- Attribute substitution in charities – the evaluability bias. HT: Alex Gyani
- Peter Turchin reviews Richard Wrangham’s Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human.
- Arnold Kling on Nicholas Wade. Comments and pointer from here.
- Polygenic modelling in cattle breeding. Humans next.
- An interesting debate on Cato Unbound this month – the libertarian case for a basic income guarantee.