Quickies: 4Channers fail to scam feminists, avoiding social science fraud, and Scientology’s personality test
- 4Channers attempt to scam feminists with “FemCon2015,” fail miserably – “After screenshots of 4chan’s /b/ message board and a related chat room began circulating, FemCon’s day-old Twitter account and Sellfy Crowdfunding page were quickly deleted, but not before the organizers’ ineptitude (and basic misunderstanding of feminism) was captured for posterity.”
- We discovered one of social science’s biggest fraud. Here’s what we learned – “One reason scientists often get caught lying is that they are required to publish in ways that make it easier to catch lies and mistakes, and they publish in an environment that celebrates those who catch them.”
- I had my personality tested by Scientologists – “Between family members, like-minded friends, and a self-curated Twitter feed, I am surrounded by those who share my opinions. I thought I would expose myself to an alternative school of thought to make myself stronger, just like babies who are exposed to allergens develop a strong immune system.”
- More atheist leaders who aren’t Dawkins or Harris: Alix Jules – A continuation of Greta Christina’s earlier piece.