Conning StarCon and Cartesian Dualism

Ever since being presented with the opportunity to cheat on the StarCon Aptitude Test by copying the answers of a fellow cadet with a remarkably large “brain pan”, I have been curious about the relationship of brain size and intelligence. The traditionally assumed positive correlation has apparently stood the test of time: a major recent […]

Feminine Feeble-Mindedness and the Testimony Of Women

Disclaimer: this post cites and analyzes a number of interesting sources from our tradition on a rather fraught topic; my personal views are not reflected therein. From R. Eliyahu Haim Bar-Shalom’s monumental eight volume work, משפט הכתובה: אשה אינה פסולה מחשש שהיא משקרת, או אינה יודעת לדייק בדבריה, דהיכן מצינו שאשה משקרת יותר מאיש, או […]