I follow Language Log, because since the 20th century the linguistic emphasis in philosophy has been sufficiently great that I frequently get the linguists' jokes. It also often ends up covering interesting topics. Mark Liberman has recently been criticizing the shoddy science in Loanne Brizendine's The Female Brain, and his most recent post on the topic introduced me to a statistical concept with which I was heretofore unfamiliar, the cohen's d effect size. I suppose it is unsurprising that statisticians would have developed lots of different ways of measuring the sizes of effects. It is also not surprising, though it is depressing, that these more informative statistical tools are so rarely employed in any examination of the significance of gender differences in the brain. I'm glad some people are keeping an eye out for the shoddy science; if only they got as much press.