Weekly collection of bookmarks that fell into TL/DR category and not blogged or linked elsewhere, yet.
Dave Edmonds (of Eidenow & Edmonds “Wittgenstein’s Poker” fame) writing In Defence of Moral Experts in the OUP Blog:
With links to BBC Post-Brexit Points of View including philosopher contributions already noted here, and to his own book including the same amongst many more.
Michel Petheram in New Humanist on what’s wrong with Ancient Wisdom.
Knowing The Wise Path from Lee Beaumont
Forensic science as junk in Washington Post:
Zero-Censorship contribution to the academic safe spaces debate – Bollinger in Chronicle of HE.
Julian Baggini and James Graham in Prospect Magazine on party whips in adversarial politics.
Beth Lord in the LSE Forum on Spinoza and Moral Equality
Paul Mason back on message on more radical changes to discredited economic models.
Brian Cox interviewed by Tim Adams on his new book (and upcoming Whole Universe project with Eric Idle?). Apparently as scarily dumb as I might expect given emails from Alan Rayner and friends. Cox on about “how to think” that’ll work.
Larry Krauss on “few limits to scientific knowledge” add to the Cox pile above.
Dark Matter doubts raised by Galactic Rotation study? (Part of universal bootstrapping / anthropic bias agenda – and Krauss above – simple sequential classical multiverse solution, without inflation hacks, etc.)
And here the original paper on Arxiv. Hat tip to Rick.
Brain-Mapping Collaboration. Where also is recent Brain-Mapping results paper?
Talking Heads. A John McWhorter (Christian) review of Charles Taylor “The Language Animal” on what makes human language distinctive.
The Free-Will piece from New Scientist “Metaphysics Special”
Blogged special edition earlier.
Cixin Liu trilogy Three Body Problem.
Richard Marshall interview of John Garrett “Having Cake and Eating it with Hume & Spinoza”
The Society for Judgment and Decision-Making sounds right up my street?
Also need to unpick the Aquatic Ape kerfuffle
Attenborough / BBC R4 / Adam Rutherford / Alice Roberts
Pretty sure no-one was actually pushing any exclusive Aquatic Ape hypothesis explicitly just using some of same evidence and narratives to illustrate early human relationships with living near water.
Of course Adam Rutherford has a new book out on the whole of human heritage – scope reminds me of Seven Daughters of Eve?