"How to Keep Your Child from Becoming a Snowflake"

Kyle Smith reviews Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt's The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. The book strongly endorses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat mild-to-moderate depression.

Related: "The Idioms of Non-Argument: What happens when reviewers spend more time focusing on the motives of authors than the merits of their claims?"


"J. Scott Armstrong: Fewer than 1 Percent of Papers in Scientific Journals Follow Scientific Method"

Maybe academic researchers and those who love them shouldn't read this. It's as discouraging as discouraging can be about research.

I would guess that many papers fail to satisfy the third requirement listed by Professor Armstrong: "Full disclosure of methods, data and other relevant information". A small bit of good news is that, at least in economics, that seem to be (slowly) improving.

UPDATE: see Armstrong's  "Guidelines for Science: Evidence-based Checklists" for a more general argument. (Thanks to Mike for the comment.)