every paper i read cites at least 2 other papers that i immediately add to my "to-read" list. it's like a hydra, this will literally never end.

If we built hardware the same way we build scientific software

:
We do not know what it is.
There seems to be huge amounts in the Universe.
We have no idea why.

:
We know exactly what it is.
There seems to be almost none in the Universe.
We have no idea why not.

"Philosophy is what you do to a problem until it’s clear enough to solve it by doing science." - Jerry Fodor

@vidyasagar In fact, of the 216 award recipients in the Physiology or Medicine category, 180 used animal models in their research.

Did you know, mouse and rat studies have earned around 75 Nobel Prizes in health and physiology?

Starting from the most abstract principles is a good way to relearn something, but a bad way to learn something.

"When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."

Very surprised = OMG
Little bit surprised = omg
Barely surprised = oμg
Not surprised at all = 0mg

Does any other species have some sensory equipment that humans don't?

so 2 days left before my short session class begins and I wanted to ask a question: if you use a laptop/mac or a tablet/ipad, what are your favorite note-taking apps? I've been using OneNote and while I love it for the organization, exporting it is a MESS sometimes. hell, even printing notes can be a hassle sometimes.

@vidyasagar in literature I think it’s “That’s open to interpretation.”

What are the technical terms, in your field, for 'dunno'?
In astronomy there's 'unmodelled second order effects'
In medicine there's 'idoeopathic'
In archeology/anthropology there's 'ritual purposes'
How do you professionally term 'we haven't got a clue'?

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