Ineffective Theory

Links for March 2022

Very few interesting things happened in the past month. Here is Zvi on some of the less interesting stuff.

Information warfare in 2003: an American perspective.

Whoever created this Rube-Goldberg machine was not as smart as they imagine.

A game. Great concept, the execution is slightly flawed—don’t click for details, because it may spoil the answer. Semantle is also quite good.

A conversation between Bryan Caplan and Applied Divinity Studies on rigor in social sciences. The existence of quantitative analysis can matter, even when nobody checks it, as long as it’s possible in principle for it to be checked.

An argument against decoupling research from education.

France’s moratorium on prion research. (Apparently, research has since resumed.)