Paper: Social Structure and Language Structure: the New Nomothetic Approach

Social Structure and Language Structure the New Nomothetic Approach found via Gene Expression, http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2013/01/a-correlation-between-acacia-trees-and-tonal-languages/ Recent studies have taken advantage of newly available, large-scale, cross-linguistic data and new statistical techniques to look at the relationship between language structure and social structure. These ‘nomothetic’ approaches contrast with more traditional approaches and a tension is observed between proponents…

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Polymaths, freedom of information, and copyright – why we need copyright reform to more effectively increase the number of polymaths

I forgot to mention that i hav riten a post about polymathy and copyriet reform over at Project Polymath. Reposted below. Direct link to post. —- Introduction Polymaths are people with a deep knowledge of multiple academic fields, and often various other interests as well, especially artistic, but sometimes even things like tropical exploring. Here…

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Paper: The impact of genetic enhancement on equality (Michael H. Shapiro)

The impact of genetic enhancement on equality found via another paper: The rhetoric and reality of gap closing—when the “have-nots” gain but the “haves” gain even more (Stephen J. Ceci and Paul B. Papierno), which i was reading becus i was reading varius papers on Linda Gottfredson’s homepage. Abstract: There apparently  is a genuine  possibility  that …

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Why Open Access is a moral imperative

i hav riten about it befor, but here is som mor i came acros. Found via: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130117/03040821712/scientist-explains-why-putting-research-behind-paywall-is-immoral.shtml For general public: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/jan/17/open-access-publishing-science-paywall-immoral http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=417576&c=1 http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research Background material for the curious: Blog series: http://svpow.com/2009/06/01/choosing-a-journal-for-the-neck-posture-paper-why-open-access-is-important/ http://svpow.com/2011/09/29/researchers-stop-doing-free-work-for-non-open-journals/ http://svpow.com/2011/10/17/collateral-damage-of-the-non-open-reviewing-boycott/ http://svpow.com/2012/01/30/what-is-a-private-sector-research-work/ http://svpow.com/2012/03/30/my-rcuk-submission/ http://svpow.com/2012/05/17/see-this-is-why-publishers-irritate-me-so-much/ http://svpow.com/2012/05/18/publishers-versus-everyone/ http://svpow.com/2012/10/16/publish-means-make-public-paywalls-are-the-opposite-of-publishing/ Other: http://drvector.blogspot.dk/2007/02/reason-317-to-be-depressed-journal.html http://www.scottaaronson.com/writings/journal.html http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=911

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Kennethamy on voluntarianism about beliefs

From here. btw this thread was one of the many discussions that helped form my views about what wud later become the essay about begging the question, and the essay about how to define “deductive argument” and “inductive argument”. Reconstructo  Do you know much about Jung’s theory of archetypes? If so, what do you make…

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Kennethamy on ordinary language filosofy, and ‘deep, profound questions’

From here. – Kennethamy Frankly I cannot answer your question about Lancan because I really don’t understand what he is saying. However, let me ask you, in turn, what you think about the following quotation from Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. I think it is relevant to this discussion. We are under the illusion that what is…

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Ripping threads from able2know forums

So, i thought that is a good idea to take a copy of all the interesting threads on varius forums, just in case they shut down. doing it manually is waste of time. so, i went coding and make a crawler. after spending a couple of hours, i have now made a crawler that reads…

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