bigthink.com, a sort of popular science site, used to host a blog written by Satoshi Kanazawa called “E pur si muove”. The name is a reference to Galileo Galilei, who was forced to renounce his theory of heliocentrism, but could supposedly not suppress himself from muttering “Yet it moves” – no matter what the inquisitors get him to say, the earth does revolve around the sun.
This was Kanazawa’s second blog, the first having been at Psychology Today. Though he was removed from that post, at least the people at Psychology Today lacked Big Think’s frankly Orwellian urge to purge: the archives are completely gone, and apparently unavailable anywhere. I rescued what I could with the Internet Archive, but there are quite a number of posts missing. If you have any additional ones, I’d be interested in hosting them here.
Friscos for Scientists I: “Correlation Does Not Imply Causation”
Remaining Puzzle #12: Why Do People With Many Siblings Have Many Children?
Why I Am Not an Atheist
Common Misconceptions About Intelligence V: Education Increases Intelligence
Common Misconceptions About Intelligence IV: Genes Don’t Determine Intelligence, Only the Environment Does
Common Misconceptions About Intelligence III: IQ Tests Are Unreliable
Common Misconceptions About Intelligence II: Nobody Knows What Intelligence Is, Because Intelligence and IQ Are Not the Same Thing
Common Misconceptions About Intelligence I: IQ Tests Are Culturally Biased
What Do People Want? And Why Do They Want It?
Why Is Intelligence the Measure of Ultimate Human Worth?
Why Are Liberals Twice As Likely to Cheat As Conservatives?
Bertrand Russell: The Original Scientific Fundamentalist
Why “Multicultural Society” Is a Logical Impossibility
Is the Pill Responsible for the Rising Divorce Rate?
The Best Popular Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology in the Q&A Format
Why God Is Irish
I Am NOT God
Modern-Day Galileo: J. Philippe Rushton (1943-2012)
More Intelligent Birds (Like More Intelligent Humans) Have Evolutionarily Novel Preferences
Why Penalty Has No Impact on Crime
Why Movie Sequels and Remakes Almost Always Fail
Science Is Not Personal
The Return of the Ugly, Racist Pseudoscientist with a Small Penis