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  • Why Omicron is no Reason to Worry
    02 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    Philippe Lemoine has a new post on the CSPI website, “Here we go again: The Omicron menace.” He shows that poor epidemiological methods are continuing to mislead people, causing hysteria around the di...
  • The Overwhelming Underwhelmingness of Academia: Three Reasons to Leave
    29 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 7 2
    Note: We are crossposting this piece here on Substack and on the CSPI blog. We will be doing this for select articles going forward. Over the last four years of my life, my number one priority was get...
  • Modeling the Pandemic
    23 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 1
    Philippe Lemoine has a new post up on the CSPI website, “Have we been thinking about the pandemic wrong? The effect of population structure on transmission.” See Twitter thread here. The main highligh...
  • Is DEI Conquering Science?
    22 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    This week’s guest on the CSPI podcast is Leif Rasmussen, a PhD candidate in computer science at Northwestern University, and the author of the new CSPI report, “Increasing Politicization and Homogenei...
  • New Report on the Politicization of Scientific Funding
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    CSPI has just released a new report, “Increasing Politicization and Homogeneity in Scientific Funding: An Analysis of NSF Grants, 1990-2020,” by Leif Rasmussen, a PhD candidate in computer science at ...
  • The Queen of the Human Sciences, with Robert Plomin
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Robert Plomin is a Professor of Behavioural Genetics at King’s College London and author of Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are. The conversation includes sections on the history of the field of be...
  • Conspiracy Theories and Racism
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    A new blog post is up at the CSPI website, “Perceptions of Racism Can Shape Support for QAnon,” by Jack Thompson and Sierra Madre. Click here for the full paper.
  • What's Wrong with the West Coast? with Michael Shellenberger
    25 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Michael Shellenberger is an activist and author. He joins the podcast to talk about his book San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. He discusses debates around homelessness in San Francisco, the...
  • CSPI Podcast: History as Told Through Our Genes
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Razib Khan is a geneticist and Substacker. He joins the podcast to talk about what genetics can tell us about the human past and the progress made in his field over the last few decades. The conversat...
  • CSPI Podcast: Why Rationality Requires Incentives
    27 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Steven Pinker is a professor of psychology at Harvard University. The author of several books, his latest is Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters. He joins the podcast to talk ...
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