#JournalClub for 2020 March
It's amusing how ancient esotericism and modern high-end physics are coming together
Ancient esotericism: the nothing is greater than we can think. we think we can think nothing, but this in itself is a something. what can be named is not ineffable
Modern high-end physics: so, yeah, we are running up against the limits of intuitive human cognition. the metaphors we use are inadequate approximations for the things they describe, and should be taken with as much salt as the expressions can bear
#JournalClub 2020 February
Late notice I know, but if you have a paper you'd like to see as the #JournalClub article for 2020 February, send me a DM with the link and if we get a suggestion, I'll randomly choose one to post!
* It must be available to all (/)
* It must come from *outside* your own area of specialty, to ensure that others who are not experts in your field can also participate
(I am now opening this to non-members of scholar.social)
A provocative read from Low-Tech Magazine, "Why We Need a Speed Limit for the Internet," on the unsustainable energy consumption of today's internet: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2015/10/can-the-internet-run-on-renewable-energy.html
#introductions Hello! I’m currently a high school student in my sophomore year. My pronouns are she/her. I enjoy reading about interdisciplinary fields in STEM and art. I have interests in environmentalism, government systems, international relations, socioeconomics, and social justice. I’m also a Linux and FOSS enthusiast.
Scaring off people we don't want here
There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here
It is the official policy of scholar.social that:
🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!
I’m an advocate for environmentalism and social justice. I also have interdisciplinary passions in STEM-related and artistic fields.
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