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me, the teacher, pulls out a deck of playing cards for an interactive exercise. the students groan in what must be some new mode of gen-z celebration.

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Reading some #stoic writings this morning, got a bit tired of Epictetus' repeated references to "wenches". "Pretty wenches", "cheap wenches" etc. I understand he was advanced for his time, but doesn't stop it occasionally becoming tiresome.

Can anyone recommend their favourite #female #philosopher I should go read? Looking for some advanced, insightful thinking with a perspective from the other side of the fence, so to speak.

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(Complex) PTSD and sound sensitivity 

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Hey, I'm a postdoc in vertebrate palaeontology at the natural history museum Stuttgart, in Germany. I work with anatomy, functional morphology, and systematics of reptiles. I used to work with stem-archosaur braincases, esp. inner ears, but now I'm into early lepidosauromorphs and basal diapsids. I use CT scans. And I do scicomm in Portugese on a Podcast.

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#Fediverse folks -- who's writing about the ethics of using SciHub to conduct research? for use cases such as bibliometrics research, systematic reviews, network analysis, but could be any research use case I s'pose

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decolonise Software 

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Cool stuff you should be reading: creative technologist Tomo Kihara explores why Google AI image recognition system "sees" people with darker skin as more violent. He is developing simple games with the Cloud Vision API to push & prod the system, and understand it better. This is a really cool example of what could be called Research Through (Game) Design

medium.com/@kihapper/are-googl

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Ramanujan number, Wikipedia, decolonise science 

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Flat file markdown note taking app 

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The financial sustainability of preprint servers has been getting some attention lately. Our thoughts from the perspective of Engineering Archive.

blog.engrxiv.org/2020/02/futur

#engineering #sustainability #openaccess

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::slides in on a skateboard::

Hey, fellow kids! I'm here to boost the writing of Riley Black, an enby furry paleontologist whomst I knew back when we were both at ScienceBlogs.com.

patreon.com/laelaps

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" Thus we have all evolved to be closet animists perhaps without realising it. Intuitive non-animists have been selected out, due to unfortunate encounters with things that turned out to be more alive than anticipated."

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"The animacy of the lifeworld, in short, is not the result of an infusion of spirit into substance, or of agency into materiality, but is rather ontologically prior to their differentiation." - Tim Ingold, "Rethinking the Animate, Re-Animating the Thought"

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do you ever wonder what our fashion would be like if humans had true sexual dimorphism, like some spider and octopus species, or like gorillas, or like anglerfish?

idea:

when you click the [View Full Text ▶] button, and are taken to this bullshit site:

science.sciencemag.org/content

a browser plugin adds a link for [via Sci-Hub :scihub: ]

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The state of intersex bodily autonomy today 

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related to garf's thread on camus, recently I've been thinking about how astonishingly selfish of a philosophy existentialism can be (depending on the interpretation of course). finding meaning in a meaningless world is an inherently personal thing and it can be so easy to ignore or even actively hinder others as a result of that.

human health vs conspiracy theories 

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