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Wait, why would you control for weight when talking about sex differences? The fact that men are on average heavier than women is an important factor that needs to be taken into account!
That faked dataset is worrying. If a researcher can't reliably sort a table or validate unique IDs, I wouldn't trust their conclusions even if they were acting entirely in good faith.
People should be taught to use the correct tools for the job.
"Even though the FDA recommends that women take a smaller dose of Ambien than men, there’s no science behind it: when you control for weight, women and men have the same response to Ambien."
Interesting. I haven't found this to me true in my practice but I don't think my n is large enough to be trusted, and I try not to prescribe ambien much anymore anyway. You've given me something to research. Thanks for writing.
Wouldn't strategies for preventing escalation "once the first bomb goes off" make it at least slighty more likely for someone to use that first bomb - because if the strategies work, they *can* use one bomb without ending up in nuclear Armageddon?
Ah, capybaras. Total sweethearts, from what I've heard, but sadly you can't keep them as pets because, like horses, you almost certainly won't be able to take care of them properly if you haven't specifically organized your entire life to make it possible.
The note from Givewell isn't new is it? I saw that in April - have you seen anything more recent?
Did you like Chinese Doom Scroll's take on the Three-Body Problem series?