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The future of CSR in Brno

March 5, 2012

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Returning from another visit to LEVYNA in Brno. As per always, it has been a very useful trip, with a lot of progress on setting up the empirical research that I am going to be doing with the people there. A number of the talks at the meeting were also very worthwhile, helping me to […]

Which conferences to attend?

January 22, 2012

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This is a question I always ask myself at the beginning of every year. With a few years of experience behind me I think I am in something of a position to make a judgement as to which of the many conferences that take place every year are the most likely to be valuable to […]

What next?

December 7, 2011

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I started at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in June 2007, just about four and a half years ago. My project, at the beginning, was to look at superstitions and to try to understand them as cognitive, evolved phenomena. Fairly quickly, I came to the conclusion that superstitions were cognitive byproducts. Soon thereafter I came into […]

It is accomplished

November 30, 2011

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It is done.

Randomised response technique is cool

August 3, 2011

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Anyone who has ever talked to me about science has probably heard me get all excited about all sorts of methodologies. I am particularly likely to get all flushed by very simple methods that manage to get at something that seemed hard to get good data about. I have on several occasions on this blog […]

Beyond Disbelief: preliminary report

September 24, 2010

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Not long ago I placed on this blog information about a web survey of nonbelievers that was carried out by a couple of academics from the University of Waterloo. The results are now in and Cheyne and Britton have produced a preliminary report that makes for interesting reading. I quote just the final paragraph as […]

ESF funding application

May 10, 2010

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It’s another of those cases where I wish I were more superstitious. I have submitted an application to the European Science Foundation for funding to organise a workshop on dual inheritance models of religion and now have to wait till November to find out if my application was successful. The attraction to cross my fingers […]

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