What do you think science is? There is nothing magical about science. It is simply a systematic way for carefully and thoroughly observing nature and using consistent logic to evaluate results. So which part of that exactly do you disagree with? Do you disagree with being thorough? Using careful observation? Being systematic? Or using consistent logic?
Dr. Steve Novella, Yale neurologist, blogger, and host of the the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast.
Beards Augment Perceptions of Men’s Age, Social Status, and Aggressiveness, but Not Attractiveness by Barnaby J. Dixson and Paul L. Vasey. This article jumped out at me not for the subject matter, but for it’s co-author, Paul Vasey. He’s a behavioral neuroscientist who along with studying beards, conducted some fascinating research in the Samoas. In Samoan culture, there are three genders: male, female, and a group called Fa’afafine (“In the manner of a woman”). They are boys who are recognized at an early age as being different and brought up as girls with a specific role in assisting their siblings in child rearing.
“Today’s comic happened over the weekend when I was looking for images of bowhead whale surface displays.
Despite the unintended learning experience, I really was genuinely annoyed that I had to sort through photos of butts to find a display of a different, more wholesome nature. First nerd problems, am I right?”