I really liked this little essay:


(although it is a pity that you cannot copy the text, because it's all images :/)

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petition to rename "memes" to "darmoks"

spite your local richard dawkins today

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if it's published before 1923… Show more

Today, I started doing research in a completely new topic (new to me, that is). The plan is to work with a friend on this, I really hope it pans out.

#writing, procrastinating Show more

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On Tyranny book quote 2 Show more

#writing, procrastinating Show more

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Hi, this is my
My name is RJ, I'm a first year (first semester, actually) undergraduate student at Athabasca University. I'm mainly interested in Philosophy and Jurisprudence. My goal is to make it into a law school of sorts, within the next few years.
I'd love to get in touch with anyone who shares my interests.

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hello! my name is kat, I'm an undergraduate astronomy & astrophysics and physics double major at a school somewhere in PA. Currently I'm working in a particle astrophysics lab, though that may change in the near future.

Obviously I'm super interested in space, but I am also absolutely fascinated by history, anthropology, and linguistics- so don't be surprised if you see me pop up in your notifications☺️

it's nice to meet all of you

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Unproductive days Show more

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I sometimes find myself thinking the following unhelpful and false thing: either you know nothing about a topic, or you can do cutting edge research on it, there's no useful point in between.

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Looking at this math it is just gibberish to me. And I was the one who developed the algorithm and wrote the paper.

I hate academic writing.

On my way to the airport, I'm travelling to Madrid for a conference. Giving a talk on Wednesday :)

I just finished reading "The Forbidden Kingdom" by Slauerhof. I'm still wrapping my head around it, but I enjoyed it immediately immensely.

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