Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shorts: All over the place

  • Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini are questioning whether natural selection is capable of producing symbol-manipulators or language. Babel's Dawn reviewed the book.

  • Steven Novella calls attention to an economic study of early 20th century snake oil.

  • Machines Like Us reports on a study linking General Intelligence to specific well-connected regions of the frontal and parietal lobes.

  • Plans are in the works for an Eddie Condon documentary, according to Jazz Lives.

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