Faked Data In Study About Same-Sex Marriage Is Ruining Lives

The question of whether gay proponents of same-sex marriage have lasting sway with those who are against it has always been interesting. And recently, a study was published in Science that suggested that, yes, canvassers who have a personal stake in a political cause do have an impact. The problem? The data was likely… » 5/26/15 11:10am 5/26/15 11:10am

The Pseudo-Science Behind Dating Websites Is Total Crap

Like Love Potion no. 9, a decent film adaptation of Infinite Jest, and passable meatless bacon, the notion that a dating website like eharmony can utilize user-entered data to precisely and scientifically predict future relationship potential is a quixotic myth willed into being by our stupid dreams and kept alive by… » 4/17/12 1:15pm 4/17/12 1:15pm

As Computers Diminish In Size, So Does Their Feminine Ideal

How times change. Take this image from a recently-released archive at UCLA showing a computer-created rendering of "Miss Formula", the 'perfect female'". Published in the LA Times in July 1964, "Miss Formula"'s curvaceous (and presumably, life-size) ideal has, of course, morphed into something a little more boyish and… » 5/15/07 4:20pm 5/15/07 4:20pm