Monthly Archives: October 2012

Success – evolutions definition…

John Wilkins posted this quote from Haldane. Always important to remember that what we think of, in our time-limited current situation as success may be at variance what it means to be a success evolutionarily. Advertisements

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Critical Thinking – a Worksheet

I came across this is my twitter-feed this morning. It includes a critical thinking worksheet. I think I will use it! Blog is SociologySource.

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An Incredible Paper (and I mean that in the best way possible)

An Incredible Paper (and I mean that in the best way possible). I just read through an “in press” copy of this paper, and yes, it is good. And, I hope it at least makes a dent among us scientists. … Continue reading

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Brain Candle

Just go read Mind hacks pitch.

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Phase locking

Very cool video of metronomes who eventually tick in phase.

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A propos that PNAS paper on retraction due to misconduct.

Razib Khan, of GNXP has some rather pesimistic thoughts about what the consequences for science can be, when success is being gamed.  It made me recall this post about Twilight of the Elites from Peter Turchin over at social evolution … Continue reading

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David Sloan Wilson: Human Cultures are Primarily Adaptive at the Group Level

David Sloan Wilson: Human Cultures are Primarily Adaptive at the Group Level. Just… so I can always find it again.

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