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Computational cognitive scientist @DondersInst | Currently visiting @AarhusUni_int & @interact_minds | Senior Editor for Cognitive Science | she/they 🏳️‍🌈
Apr 26 • 17 tweets • 7 min read
Seen the latest physiognomy paper in PNAS?

Some people felt the criticism was superficial or the outrage unjustified. Some claimed the paper's goal was not to do bad, but to do good.

Well, I read the paper (and the patent application).

Let me tell you what I found.

THREAD Given the massive potential for misuse of this type of work, one would think the authors would take great care to prevent any possible misunderstandings. Yet, already in their abstract we can see language use that blurs the line between prejudiced projections and objectivity. 2/ Image