Monday Science Links
This week's toasty bowl of sciency goodness:
- Michael at Wishydig posts on acceptance of variant forms - when is it too soon?
- Grrrlscientist at Living the Scientific Life posts on the physics of feather colors - did you know blue birds aren't blue, they just look like it?
- Mark Liberman at Language Log posts on a dialect coach and a journalist's take on candidates' speech and how it's not backed up by the actual data.
- Cosma Shalizi at Three-Toed Sloth posts on the heritability and mutability of intelligence - he warns that it's long and not funny, but it's clear, and important.
- John Hawks at his Anthropology Website posts on what the Neandertal FoxP2 gene means - if anything, and if we can tell.