Good stuff from IG nobel prizes

Clasics can be found here: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/classical/ How to write a scientific paper: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume2/v2i5/howto.htm Be sure to NOT submit it here: http://www.universalrejection.org/, found via: decision-making.moshe-online.com/asor_ra_2011.pdf (also quite funy) Apples and Oranges — A Comparison: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume1/v1i3/air-1-3-apples.html

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Reeding material: Peer review, open acces, open sience

For som reeson i started reeding about peer review, and i ended up reeding a lot of interesting articles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_review Two quotes stand out, copyd from the Criticism section: “There seems to be no study too fragmented, no hypothesis too trivial, no literature too biased or too egotistical, no design too warped, no methodology too…

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Video series: Everything is a remix

A very good series of videos that nicely demonstrate how creativ works/meems ar made from copys of parts of oldr creativ works/meems. Lots of exampls. Enjoy! :) http://www.everythingisaremix.info/ Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo. Everything is a Remix Part 2 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo. Everything is a Remix Part…

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Dawkins: “Viruses of the mind”

If u havnt red it, it is definitly worth reeding: http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/Dawkins/viruses-of-the-mind.html Altho i think that Dawkins is rong about th degree to wich sientific ideas show virus-like symtms. Surely, ther ar som sientific ideas that spred not primarily becus of their quality. I am thinking of: e.g.: exesiv focus on peer review, exesiv focus on…

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Dennett (1995) and th modal falacy

“In the “weak form,” it is a sound, harmless, and on occasion useful application of elementary logic: if x is a necessary condition for the existence of y, and y exists, then x exists. If consciousness depends on complex physical structures, and complex structures depend on large molecules composed of elements heavier than hydrogen and…

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Swartz and Bradley on Janus-faced sentences

Exerpt from Possible Worlds. It is a pees of very useful information. ——— Janus-faced sentences The method of possible-worlds testing is not only an invaluable aid towards resolving ambiguity; it is also an effective weapon against a particular form of-linguistic sophistry. Thinkers often deceive themselves and others into supposing that they have discovered a profound…

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