John E.R. Staddon

John E.R. Staddon

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"John Staddon is James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at Duke University.  Many of these issues are discussed in his new book Scientific Method: How science works, fails to work or pretends to work. (2017) Routledge."

Recent blog posts by this author

The Persistence of Memory and #MeToo

The recent revelations about Harvey Weinstein have precipitated hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse. Many of the complainants are now adults, even middle-aged. But most of the alleged events took place when the victims were young – teenagers or...

Taking Ta-Nehisi Coates Seriously

In June 2014, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a feature in the Atlantic arguing that the terrible history of blacks in the United States justified reparations. Many consider this a radical proposition. Yet critical reaction was mild.  Kevin...