February 3 - 9

February 3 - 9

Here are good reads from the week, including essays on nuclear war, teens and pot-smoking, election hacking, and more.
Delusions of Deterrence

Delusions of Deterrence

By David P. Barash Ph.D.
There are some really bad ideas out there, promoted by experts.
Want Teens To Smoke Less Pot? Legalize It

Want Teens To Smoke Less Pot?

By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D.
Legalize it.
Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself

A Guide to Getting Over Yourself

By Tara Well Ph.D.
Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein, M.D., tells all in his fascinating new book.
How to Hack an Election: An Intelligence Analysis

How to Hack an Election

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D.
The Russians might have hijacked the 2016 election
Do Conservatives Have a Monopoly on Antiscientific Thinking?

Selective Skepticism

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Do Conservatives Have a Monopoly on Antiscientific Thinking?
Is Meritocracy Useful in Searching for a Romantic Partner?

Is Meritocracy Useful in the Search for Romance?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
Many people go about this search in the wrong way.