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Re: Politicized science

January 4th, 2020, 5:25 pm

On top of my crazee jaw!

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Re: Politicized science

January 4th, 2020, 7:35 pm

Tagoma,
Did you ever find out what went in the big shed opposite your dwelling?
Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
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Re: Politicized science

January 4th, 2020, 9:18 pm

Tagoma,
Did you ever find out what went in the big shed opposite your dwelling?
Le Globe is still there.
 
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Re: Politicized science

January 5th, 2020, 9:56 am

Tagoma,
Did you ever find out what went in the big shed opposite your dwelling?
Le Globe is still there.
any more schenanigans going on over in those parts?
 
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Re: Politicized science

January 5th, 2020, 5:31 pm

Tagoma,
Did you ever find out what went in the big shed opposite your dwelling?
Le Globe is still there.
any more schenanigans going on over in those parts?
That kind of stuff is indeed what I was hinting at. Outside tagoma's (previous) dwelling was a yuge grey flat-roof warehouse facing Monte Blanc. Smugg;ing tunnels? Tags has never given closure on this issue. All good borders should have them.

I still think that physicists are closer to God than are mathematicians, for example.
Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
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Re: Politicized science

January 5th, 2020, 6:50 pm


Le Globe is still there.
any more schenanigans going on over in those parts?
That kind of stuff is indeed what I was hinting at. Outside tagoma's (previous) dwelling was a yuge grey flat-roof warehouse facing Monte Blanc. Smugg;ing tunnels? Tags has never given closure on this issue. All good borders should have them.

I still think that physicists are closer to God than are mathematicians, for example.
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I knew you'd like that one.  :D
Bonus: the xkcd site has an additional amusing hover-over joke for this cartoon.
 
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Re: Politicized science

January 5th, 2020, 7:14 pm

Tagoma,
Did you ever find out what went in the big shed opposite your dwelling?
Le Globe is still there.
any more schenanigans going on over in those parts?
They shudda gone underground where no one would no one would see them, apart from the odd boson.
Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
http://www.datasimfinancial.com
http://www.datasim.nl
 
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Re: Politicized science

January 5th, 2020, 7:46 pm


Le Globe is still there.
any more schenanigans going on over in those parts?
That kind of stuff is indeed what I was hinting at. Outside tagoma's (previous) dwelling was a yuge grey flat-roof warehouse facing Monte Blanc. Smugg;ing tunnels? Tags has never given closure on this issue. All good borders should have them.

I still think that physicists are closer to God than are mathematicians, for example.
They think so too in their blissful ignorance :-)

Statisticians (or at elast mine) motto would be "The closer to God, the further from truth".
 
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tw
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Re: Politicized science

January 5th, 2020, 9:32 pm


Le Globe is still there.
any more schenanigans going on over in those parts?
They shudda gone underground where no one would no one would see them, apart from the odd boson.
Image
 
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Re: Politicized science

January 6th, 2020, 3:18 pm


any more schenanigans going on over in those parts?
They shudda gone underground where no one would no one would see them, apart from the odd boson.
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Feynman diagrams?
Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
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http://www.datasim.nl
 
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Re: Politicized science

July 12th, 2020, 11:11 pm

Nice opinion piece in today's WSJ by Lawrence Krauss: 
The Ideological Corruption of Science

Same deal as before with that Heather Mac Donald WSJ piece I posted 
(which has connections with this one, as you'll see). 

That is, since it's behind a paywall, I've posted a link to a
fair use copy,
valid until I've decided it's annoyed enough people:  :D
 
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Re: Politicized science

July 13th, 2020, 1:50 am

Oh well - this problem will simply disappear along with US universities. Except, that is for Liberty U and the re-invigorated Trump U.
 
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Re: Politicized science

July 13th, 2020, 8:58 am

I'm on a fence about this one. WSJ authors do have a point that the ideological atmosphere at US (and not only) universities has become kind of toxic and definitely overheated, but OTOH they're not noticing that a lot of this "politicisation of science" is simply a justified pushback against racism in the academia or (pseudo)scientific racism of the kind spread by Francis Crick.
 
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Re: Politicized science

July 13th, 2020, 7:44 pm

Oh well - this problem will simply disappear along with US universities. Except, that is for Liberty U and the re-invigorated Trump U.
Don't forget Prager U   :D
 
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Re: Politicized science

July 13th, 2020, 8:38 pm

Oh well - this problem will simply disappear along with US universities. Except, that is for Liberty U and the re-invigorated Trump U.
Don't forget Prager U   :D
Indeed - I expect their accreditation to come through any day now.
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