Should we fear ultra-processed foods? Is BMI useless? Do strip clubs reduce sex crimes? And tons of links about bad science
I enjoyed reading the links you provided on the replication crisis in history. Gosh, it’s hard enough to trust scientific results, having to vet historical storytelling is even worse!
Re: IQ and "far transfer." Daviess County in KY had a K-12 program where every child in the system from 1996/7 to 2010 was taught chess, a foreign language, given music lessons, and folkdancing. The idea was to build better brains in general, not make the children grandmasters or concert violinists. It was called Graduation 2010, and initial results were encouraging. But in the end there was nothing after all. I was saddened at the time. I had hopes that exactly this sort of nonspecific intervention was going to be the long-term solution.