Today was the last day of classes here at the university. Finals week, combined with two workshops to give, a chapter to write, a grant LOI to finish, and all the other nonsense associated with the end of the semester means no lengthy posts for me this week. In lieu of that, I will just take a link dump, giving you plenty of cool things to read over the next week or so. Enjoy!
One of my students in my Science vs. Pseudoscience course told me about the belief among many Japanese that blood type influences personality
Has your doctor ever told you to do something that seemed a bit on the woo-ish side? You’re not alone, and Steve Novella tells you how to handle it
A great, quick list of questions to help anyone sort sense from nonsense
Some interesting studies out examining the use of MDMA (ecstasy) to treat PTSD
My friend CJ of Odd Oklahoma did a series of posts on Narconon, the Scientology drug “treatment” center
And finally, if you’ve ever been in grad school or worked in academia, I present one of the most hilarious Tumblrs of all time – When In Academia