Don't blame cats for destroying wildlife – shaky logic is leading to moral panic

Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.

Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Even little kids can rank who seems real or pretend

Even young children have a nuanced way of evaluating who's real or pretend. The study asked them about figures like Santa, Elsa, and The Wiggles.

U. Queensland • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~4 min

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