The History of Farm Foxes Undermines the Animal Domestication Syndrome

The ‘domestication syndrome’ has been a central focus of research into the biological processes underlying domestication. The Russian Farm-Fox Experiment was the first to test whether there is a causal relationship between selection for tameness and the domestication syndrome…

The overall weight of evidence, including data from other species, does not unambiguously support the existence of the domestication syndrome in animals.

An Epidemic of AI Misinformation

A little bit of constructive self-criticism at the end of every research report and media account, not always absent but too frequently missing, might go a long way towards keeping expectations realistic.

How to recognize AI snake oil

Much of what’s being sold as “AI” today is snake oil — it does not and cannot work.

Why is this happening? How can we recognize flawed AI claims and push back?