Philsci preprint via @email@example.com:
It considers that current merit rankings fail to account for systematic bias and coverage of epistemic space. Argues for the use of lotteries to maximize efficiency and sense of fairness in science funding.
Draws heavily from Boyle 1998 https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9884.00133
birdsite, really nice biology department seminar posters from Laurier. Show more
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org Since Storify is now defunct, I've reassembled my collection of 73 (to date!) #LaurierBiology departmental seminar posters on @email@example.com
The first iteration of an #incubator for #liverworts is made! It features PID cooling and heating, cool white light (day/night cycle) and fan speed control. A timed log of those parameters is kept on an SD card. It's still under development so I'll post more updates as we bring together documentation and add features. #openscience
petition for lecturers putting references in their slides to put the DOI of the papers they reference.... it's really hard to search for papers with just a common name and a year...
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I skimmed the prequel novel Starfish (by Peter Watts) to refresh my memory. I was surprised that I forgot there was major #AI involvement. There is a neural net who was trained to filter out junk on the internet and later appointed as neutral body by global powers to administrate a strategy of sacrificing citizens in order to control an outbreak. The retraining didn't take into account a underlying preference for simplicity and the net decided it liked the outbreak scenario more.
What if this May scientists and conservationists made a concerted effort to publish an Letter to the Editor or OpEd, on the topic that matters most to them, in their local newspaper?
The Long-lasting Effects of Newspaper Op-Eds on Public Opinion: https://www.nowpublishers.com/article/Details/QJPS-16112
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So the project has been going on for a month and a bit so far. We're waiting on our Marchantia samples to clear the authorities, meanwhile we have been talking about how to build our incubator, we got some "wild" plant samples and are trying to grow them and we're figuring out how to best engage the most people in the work. I've already learned a lot of electronics I didn't think I would. Hopefully we barcode something soon. I sense things will speed up but right now it's a simmer :D
This was the Genspace hosted bio event @ Caveat on Friday. I learned about photo microbial fuel cells and got to touch various mycelial materials while sharing a drink with experts and enthusiasts. Great start of a night and even better conversations.
@nolan I thought this was quite succinct: "They turned all speech into public pronouncements, and thus all conversation into a strange form of activism, part of a zero-sum battle over which ideas will find a foothold in our collective attention."
I believe the most lasting consequence of social media is the trend towards "speech as performance". Whether it's your hobby or a conversation with a stranger, there's an audience to please and a personal brand to build.
@jc lists are private, they basically function as extra timelines you can add people you follow into
you have to already be following someone to put them in a list which means that users are always informed when someone is receiving their posts (and this helps things work nicely with locked accounts, too)
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you mean we can simply write our possibly not too relevant everyday thoughts inside these things, and be sure that only those who actually care about them read 'em, while everyone else just walks on by without thinking less of us for wasting their time with endless verbiage?
that is so cool
also, extended soliloquies
you know you want to