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    1. Fate leads the willing and drags along the reluctant.― Seneca

      That's a great quote. How life can take us further.

  2. Nov 2019
    1. The particular occasion of this lecture, combined with the chief practical problem which economists have to face today, have made the choice of its topic almost inevitable. On the one hand the still recent establishment of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science marks a significant step in the process by which, in the opinion of the general public, economics has been conceded some of the dignity and prestige of the physical sciences. On the other hand, the economists are at this moment called upon to say how to extricate the free world from the serious threat of accelerating inflation which, it must be admitted, has been brought about by policies which the majority of economists recommended and even urged governments to pursue. We have indeed at the moment little cause for pride: as a profession we have made a mess of things.
    2. It seems to me that this failure of the economists to guide policy more successfully is closely connected with their propensity to imitate as closely as possible the procedures of the brilliantly successful physical sciences – an attempt which in our field may lead to outright error. It is an approach which has come to be described as the “scientistic” attitude – an attitude which, as I defined it some thirty years ago, “is decidedly unscientific in the true sense of the word, since it involves a mechanical and uncritical application of habits of thought to fields different from those in which they have been formed.”1
  3. Oct 2019
    1. I do not see him in this light. I do not think that any one who has pored over the contents of that box which he packed up when he finally left Cambridge in 1696 and which, though partly dispersed, have come down to us, can see him like that. Newton was not the first of the age of reason. He was the last of the magicians, the last of the Babylonians and Sumerians, the last great mind which looked out on the visible and intellectual world with the same eyes as those who began to build our intellectual inheritance rather less than 10,000 years ago. Isaac Newton, a posthumous child bom with no father on Christmas Day, 1642, was the last wonderchild to whom the Magi could do sincere and appropriate homage.
  4. Sep 2019
    1. Ich betrachte das Bewusstsein als grundlegend. Ich betrachte Materie als Ableitung vom Bewusstsein. Wir können nicht hinter das Bewusstsein kommen. Alles, worüber wir reden, alles, was wir für existent halten, postuliert das Bewusstsein.
    1. I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.
    1. Evolution, as we understand it, and as it must be studied by the human intellect, is the story of the evolution of consciousness, and not the story of the evolution of the form. This latter evolution is implicit in the other, and of secondary importance from the occult angle. ~Alice Bailey

    1. Eine neue wissenschaftliche Wahrheit pflegt sich nicht in der Weise durchzusetzen, daß ihre Gegner überzeugt werden und sich als belehrt erklären, sondern vielmehr dadurch, daß ihre Gegner allmählich aussterben und daß die heranwachsende Generation von vornherein mit der Wahrheit vertraut gemacht ist.A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
    1. è un’umanità alla deriva che contrasta con la cosmesi del nostro mondo, che ha rimosso la malattia, la povertà e la morte come ombre di un passato oscuro, di una preistoria della civiltà. Tutti i veri medici che si ribellano e accettano la sfida dell’accoglienza non fanno soltanto una scelta etica di giustizia, ma scelgono di riconoscere la loro stessa condizione di fragilità, di precarietà nei naufraghi, che portano la cruda verità della condizione umana, che non può essere oscurata dalle mille luci del finto benessere occidentale. Ciò che di inquietante portano con loro i migranti è quello straniero residente, come sostiene Donatella DI Cesare, che ciascuno di noi è, e che scuote dalle fondamenta l’illusione che ciascuno di noi coltiva, di possedere qualcosa e di essere realmente abitante di un luogo in maniera permanente e stabile.

      😲

    2. Bartolo e Rieux sono dei revoltés, dei rivoltosi, e nella natura del revolté non c’è soltanto la resistenza ma qualcosa di più. E’ lo stesso Camus che chiarisce la figura del revolté in uno dei suoi saggi più controversi. L’uomo in rivolta è l’uomo che dice No, lo schiavo che si ribella, il proletario che non vuole più essere sfruttato, l’uomo che non accetta di essere umiliato. Ma nel momento in cui l’uomo pronuncia il No, perché un confine è stato superato, accede a un piano di vita superiore, perché l’uomo in rivolta si rivolta per combattere un’ingiustizia, ma lo fa in nome di un valore che trascende la sua persona. L’uomo in rivolta combatte per l’uomo e per la sua dignità e da quel momento la sua battaglia diventa collettiva, ed è per questo che Camus può riscrivere la formula cartesiana penso dunque sono, in mi rivolto dunque siamo.

      Epica!

    1. The Executive [Lincoln] is frequently compelled to affix his signature to bills of the highest importance, much of which he regards as wholly at war with the national interests.
  5. Aug 2019
    1. Rather than seeing your perspectives as truth, try to see them as representing one view among many.
  6. Jul 2019
    1. The Apple of Steve Jobs needed HyperCard-like products like the Monsanto Company needs a $100 home genetic-engineering set.
    1. It was George Steiner, the literary critic, who once suggested an intellectual was “quite simply, a human being who has a pencil in his or her hand when reading a book.”
    1. Such are great historical men—whose own particular aims involve those large issues which are the will of the World-Spirit.
    1. how can we convey to such students the deep engagement we feel with challenging literary texts? I argue that we cannot do this effectively if our teaching does not take place in the zone of proximal development, that is, if we are focused exclusively on print close reading.
    2. [t]here may be cases in which enrichment or complexity of the hypertext experience is more desir-able than maximizing comprehension and ease of navigation

      linked to concerns raised earlier in the text

    3. In digital environ-ments, hyperreading has become a necessity.
    4. In 1999, James Sosnoski presciently introduced the concept of hyperreading, which he defined as “reader-directed, screen-based, computer-assisted reading”
    5. if the distance is too great between what one wants someone else to learn and where instruction begins, the teaching will not be effective.
    6. We are tired of symptomatic reading.
    7. the text is an alibi for ideological formations that are subtextual.

      this can be applied to online discourse now that there are significant bodies of textual introspective thought and cultural critique in public online spaces.

    8. If that McLuhanesque view of media is prologue, then digital technologies, Guillory suggests, may be launch-ing the epilogue.
    9. ethics, or bad philosophy”
    10. “This [close reading] is the only teaching that can properly be called literary; anything else is history of ideas, biography, psychology,
    1. To understand what has happened, we only need to look at the history of writing and printing to note two very different consequences (a) the first, a vast change over the last 450 years in how the physical and social worlds are dealt with via the inventions of modern science and governance, and (b) that most people who read at all still mostly read fiction, self-help and religion books, and cookbooks, etc.* (all topics that would be familiar to any cave-person).
  7. Jun 2019
    1. Bob Barton [said] "The basic principle of recursive design is to make the parts have the same power as the whole." For the first time I thought of the whole as the entire computer, and wondered why anyone would want to divide it up into weaker things called data structures and procedures. Why not divide it up into little computers... Why not thousands of them, each simulating a useful structure?
    1. Recent cognitive science research shows that the number of things you can mentally prioritize, manage, retain, and recall is . . . (hold on) . . . four! If you park any more than that in your head, you will sub-optimize your cognitive functioning. You will be driven by whatever is latest and loudest—rather than by strategy, intuition, or objective assessment.
  8. Apr 2019
    1. Vargo et al. (2008) usethe analogy of a car to demonstrate this. Before the consumer drives the car, it has novalue–only when the consumer combines his/her ability to drive with the need totravel to a location does the car incur value.

      absolutely brilliant analogy!

    2. For example, the student who struggled within the higher edu-cation system is the same student who might offer the most insightful guidance onhow to improve upon it.

      I could not agree more!

    3. Examples of student resources include their intellectual abilities,study habits and methods, sense of responsibility and personality (Díaz-Méndez & Gum-messon,2012) as well as their perspectives and opinions on their learning experiences.

      Students add their experience as a resource. Why didn't I think of that?

    4. The process of value co-creation can allow for institutions and students to worktogether to improve the student experience and enhance students’ability to act as part-ners
    1. The importance of the concept is that there is a much stronger binding to the artifact than to other resources which are just downloaded and / or used (such as a picture taken from an internet search)

      They have some stake in the game.

    2. the adoption has still not reached its potentials

      There is a long way to go

  9. 201806-dcs-uploaded-doc.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com 201806-dcs-uploaded-doc.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com
    1. Beyond the practical implications, this study suggests the need for further researchshowing how user experience can inform how faculty and students are engaged in theadoption and use of open textbooks

      This is a good quote. There is so much more that needs to be done.

    2. opportunities nonetheless exist for engaging andbuilding upon open textbook use to increase interactivity and enhance teaching andlearning for users.
  10. Feb 2019
    1. The cost of not having a comprehensive base of content knowledge can be prohibitive; for example, students can receive incorrect information and develop misconceptions about the content area (National Research Council, 2000; Pfundt, & Duit, 2000)

      The importance of understanding the full extent of the content we are teaching is to give our students correct information. Learning incorrect information and having "misconceptions about the content area" is detrimental to our students' learning.

    2. As Shulman (1986) noted, this knowledge would include knowledge of concepts, theories, ideas, organizational frameworks, knowledge of evidence and proof, as well as established practices and approaches toward developing such knowledge. Knowledge and the nature of inquiry differ greatly between fields, and teachers should understand the deeper knowledge fundamentals of the disciplines in which they teach

      It is important to not only understand what the content is that we are teaching but to understand what goes into the content that we are teaching. The article gives exampled of art and science; the importance is not only on the art or science it is the history and understanding of artists and their meaning and "knowledge of scientific facts and theories, the scientific method, and evidence-based reasoning"

  11. Jan 2019
    1. You don't need complex sentences to express complex ideas. When specialists in some abstruse topic talk to one another about ideas in their field, they don't use sentences any more complex than they do when talking about what to have for lunch. They use different words, certainly. But even those they use no more than necessary. And in my experience, the harder the subject, the more informally experts speak. Partly, I think, because they have less to prove, and partly because the harder the ideas you're talking about, the less you can afford to let language get in the way.
    2. It seems to be hard for most people to write in spoken language. So perhaps the best solution is to write your first draft the way you usually would, then afterward look at each sentence and ask "Is this the way I'd say this if I were talking to a friend?" If it isn't, imagine what you would say, and use that instead. After a while this filter will start to operate as you write. When you write something you wouldn't say, you'll hear the clank as it hits the page.Before I publish a new essay, I read it out loud and fix everything that doesn't sound like conversation. I even fix bits that are phonetically awkward; I don't know if that's necessary, but it doesn't cost much.
    3. If you simply manage to write in spoken language, you'll be ahead of 95% of writers. And it's so easy to do: just don't let a sentence through unless it's the way you'd say it to a friend.
  12. Nov 2018
  13. Oct 2018
    1. Unfortunately, David Allen’s technique cannot simply be transferred to the task of insightful writing. The first reason is that GTD relies on clearly defined objectives, whereas insight cannot be predetermined by definition.

      Potentially interesting for blog post on process. How to apply GTD to writing?

    1. The Finance Minister said as per the second statement of Hollande, Dassault and Reliance selected themselves as partners. “This contradicts his first questionable statement which the French Government and Dassault have denied. The facts contradict the same. His second statement in Montreal, Canada to AFP (news agency) makes the veracity of his first statement even more questionable.”

      the indian express rafale; N

    2. Dassault Aviation itself has suggested that they have entered into multiple contracts with several public sector and private sector companies with regard to the offset contracts and the decision is entirely theirs.

      the indian express rafale; N

    3. The French Government and M/s Dassault Aviation have categorically denied the correctness of the former President’s first statement. The French Government has stated that the decision with regard to the offset contracts of Dassault Aviation are taken by the company and not the Government.

      the indian express rafale; N

    4. “the former French President’s first statement rhymes with Rahul Gandhi’s prediction”. “A controversy is sought to be created on the basis of a statement made by the former French President Hollande, that the Reliance Defence ‘partnership’ with Dassault Aviation was entered (into) at the suggestion of the Indian Government. In a subsequent statement the former President has sought to suggest that Reliance Defence emerged on the scene after the agreement with the Indian Government was entered into. He has, in a subsequent statement, said that he is ‘not aware’ if Government ever lobbied for Reliance Defence and that ‘the partners chose themselves’. Truth cannot have two versions.”

      the indian express rafale; N

    5. “Why is the Prime Minister silent?… It was he who had overturned the (earlier) deal… It was an unauthorised action on the part of the Prime Minister without the mandate from the Cabinet Committee on Security. So he has to answer.”

      the indian express rafale; N

    6. senior party leader Anand Sharma said he had violated the oath of confidentiality regarding the deal. “Only he could have told Anil Ambani that HAL (the PSU first expected to be part of the Rafale deal) will be out and he would strike a deal to buy 36 jets and ‘You (Ambani) go and talk to Dassault Aviation’,” Sharma said.

      the indian express rafale; N

    7. Jaitley also asserted that the fighter jet deal would not be scrapped. “Koi prashna nahin uthta. Ye fauj ki avashaktya hai. Ye desh main aana chahiye, aur ye aayega (There is no question of scrapping the deal. These fighters are needed by the defence forces. They should come and they will come),”

      the indian express rafale; N

    8. Reliance Defence was chosen as the offset partner in the deal by Rafale makers Dassault Aviation because the Indian government had proposed its name

      the indian express rafale; N

  14. Aug 2018
    1. An increasingly conservative roster of justices has played judicial Jenga with Roe — pulling out one underpinning after another, waiting to see what will bring it down. 

      Catchy quote

    1. Another feature that has been requested almost since the start, and which I keep rejecting is quoting messages.
  15. Jul 2018
    1. "With the proper FPGA design, custom hash generating cores in the SoC can calculate hashes faster with fewer clock cycles and require much less power than using software running on mainboard CPUs or GPUs in graphics cards," said Tomas Evensen, CTO Embedded Software at Xilinx. "We're excited to see the Subutai Blockchain Router use our FPGAs for the consensus layer of distributed ledger technologies —while also protecting the environment."
  16. Jun 2018
    1. George Bernard Shaw put it well: ‘The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
  17. May 2018
  18. Apr 2018
    1. others have argued that words must have meaning in science and in fact these meanings separate science from pseudoscience
    1. . . it must be repeated, and ever again repeated till poor mortals get to discern it, and awake from their baleful paralysis, and degradation under foul enchantments, That a man of Intellect, of real and not sham Intellect, is by the nature of him likewise inevitably a man of nobleness, a man of courage, rectitude, pious strength; who, even because he is and has been loyal to the Laws of the Universe, is initiated into discernment of the same; to this hour a Missioned of Heaven; whom if men follow, it will be well with them; whom if men do not follow, it will not be well.

      "חייבים לחזור על כך שוב ושוב - עד שבני תמותה עלובים יוכלו להבין את זה, ולהתעורר מהשיתוק הנורא שלהם... שאדם בעל אינטלקט, אינטלקט אמיתי ולא מזוייף, הוא באופן בלתי נמנע אדם אציל, אדם בעל אומץ, יושרה וכוח בלתי נלאה, אפילו שהוא היה נאמן לחוקי היקום, הוא נחנך להיות מובדל מהם, הוא שליח גן העדן. אם אנשים ילכו אחריו, יהיה להם טוב, ואם לא, לא יהיה להם טוב."

      p. 333

    2. I must ever gratefully remember that through three long cold German winters Carlyle placed me in my tub, even when ice was on its surface, at five o'cloc

      טינדאל סיפר על קרלייל, אמרסון ופיכטה שהם "אמרו לי מה עלי לעשות בדרך שגרמה לי לעשות זאת, והוא המקור המוסרי לכל הפעולות האינטלקטואליות שעשיתי בעקבות זאת" הוא אומר על קרלייל, אמרסון ופיכטה: "שלושת הגברים הלא מדעיים האלה הפכו אותי למדען"

      ציטוטים דומים על ההשפעה של קרלייל על חייהם המוקדמים והבוגרים אפשר למצוא גם אצל השאר, האקסלי בינהם.

      p. 329

    1. was also intrigued by examples of early Irish material culture that he saw in a collection of 'antiquities' at the Royal Irish Academy in 1849, commenting that 'everything has a certain authenticity, as well as national and other significance'.24

      למרות שגם לזה יש ניחוח גזעני - "להכל יש ניחוח אותנטי"

      p. 649

    2. d is in chronic atrophy these five centuries ; the disease of nobler England, identified now with that of Ireland, becomes acute, has crises, and will be cured or kill. '17

      אירלנד נמצאת בתהליך של אטרופיה כרונית כבר חמש מאות, המחלה של אנגליה האצילית יותר (Nobler England), שמזוהה כעת עם זו של אירלנד הפכה לאנושה, היא במשבר, ממנו היא תרפא או תמות"

      ציטוט מצ'רטיזם

      p. 648

    3. eland really is my problem; the breaking point of the huge suppuration which all British and European society now is. Set down in Ireland, one might at least feel, "Here is thy problem: in God's name, what will thou do with it?"'2

      "אירלנד היא באמת ובתמים הבעיה שלי, נקודת השבר של גוש המוגלה הענקי שהוא החברה האירופית והבריטית של ימינו."

      p. 644

  19. muse.jhu.edu muse.jhu.edu
    1. The Celt ofConnemara,” Carlyle writes, “are white and not black, but it is not thecolour of the skin that determines the savagery of a man

      ציטוט, עמ' 50 בחיבור: הקלטים של קונמרה הם לבנים ולא שחורים, אבל זה לא צבע העור שקובע את פראיותו של האדם.

    1. Perhaps this development should not be so surprising.120As early asChartismdand thus be-fore his visits to IrelanddCarlyle had written: ‘A people [the Irish] that knows not to speak thetruth, and to act the truth, such people has departed from even the possibility of well-being. Suchpeople works no longer on Nature and Reality; works now on Phantasm, Simulation, Nonentity;the result it arrives at is naturally not a thing but no-thing,ddefect even of potatoes.’121Carlyle’swords are arresting. Here the famished Irish bodyda ‘nonentity’, ‘not a thing but no-thing’disdiscursively stripped bare to what Giorgio Agamben calls ‘naked life’. According to Agamben’sdefinition, ‘naked life’ marks the site of an ‘incessant decision on value and non-value’dexactlythe task Carlyle assigned himself as ‘Eternity’scommissioner’ in Ireland.122This debate onhuman value and non-valuedwhich for Carlyle is inseparable from environmental and racialfactorsdmarks his passage into the domain of biopower and capitalist political eco

      ציטוט חשוב "עם שלא יודע לדבר אמת, לפעול לפי האמת, כזה עם איבד מעצם האפשרות לחיי-רווחה. כזה עם כבר לא עובד בטבע ובמציאות, אלא בחיזיון תעתועים, בסימולציה, באין-ישות. התוצאה שהוא מגיע אליה היא לא דבר ."היא לא-דבר

  20. Jan 2018
    1. There is no Manichean struggle in scholarly communications with Good fighting Evil, though to look at some library blogs or the effluvium from SPARC you would think that the devil had found a home on the boards of directors of the larger commercial firms. What we have instead is a suite of activities that are generated from the ground up, with each participant looking out for their own interests, as we would expect, and as we do ourselves in our personal dealings. The scholarly community has no unambiguous borders, despite cries to build a wall to keep out the commercial immigrants, and even capitalism itself. No one speaks for the community as a whole. Regarding lock-in, what we have is a situation where vendors want it and customers don’t. This is the natural order of things. Let the battle begin.

      These are very important points that are often forgotten about almost everything in academia, especially: No one speaks for the community as a whole.

  21. Nov 2017
    1. And now, a new study confirms what doctors and policymakers have been saying for some time: that opioids are overprescribed, and that for some types of pain, simple, non-opioid alternatives may work just as well.
    1. Thus, you have: 1) practices that are legal under copyright but are contrary to scholarly culture; 2) practices that are accepted scholarly culture, but are not supported by copyright; and 3) practices in the middle where copyright supports or overlaps with scholarly culture. An example of 1) might be the taking of a CC-BY licensed work and selling it: definitely legal but definitely contrary to accepted scholarly norms. An example of 2) might be attributing 500 authors on a journal paper. Copyright law has clear guidelines as to what constitutes authorship and you’d struggle to argue that 500 individuals were joint authors (and therefore copyright owners) of 5,000 words. However, it is accepted scholarly culture to attribute large research groups on research papers. An example of 3) might be where a work is plagiarized (infringement of accepted scholarly culture) and copyright law allows the copyright owner to bring a court case based on infringement of copyright.

      This is a very helpful paragraph in laying out the issues.

  22. Oct 2017
  23. Sep 2017
    1. Evelyn: Never get on the bad side of small minded people who have a little power.
  24. Aug 2017
    1. Meta-analysis was created out of the need to extract useful information from the cryptic records of inferential data analyses in the abbreviated reports of research in journals and other printed sources. "What does this t-test really say about the efficacy of ritalin in comparison to caffeine?" Meta-analysis needs to be replaced by archives of raw data that permit the construction of complex data landscapes that depict the relationships among independent, dependent and mediating variables.

      In other words, it was the bet we could do given the lack of raw data.

    1. “The Draize eye test,

      Stringing quotes together as nuggets of argument. Asking quotes to speak for themselves. Better, more particular sources needed.

    1. Over the past 25 years the pace of progress in neuroscience research has been extraordinary, with advances in both understanding and technology. We might expect that this would stimulate improved understanding and treatment of mental health problems, yet in general this has not been the case. In fact, our standard treatment approaches have barely changed in decades, and still fail many people suffering from mental distress.

      Lack of translation of neuroscience advances to clinical care in mental illness.

    1. We often speak of refereeing as something that has been a stable and unchanging part of science ever since the age of Isaac Newton, but peer review’s story is both shorter and more complex than we often assume. It is also littered with criticism. As early as 1845, the scientific referee was described as “full of envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitableness.”33. A. Csiszar, Nature 532, 306 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/532306a Complaints about reviewer uselessness and bias, in other words, are hardly new.
    2. o staunch a flood of “veritable sewage thrown into the pure stream of science,” as physiologist and Member of Parliament Michael Foster put it
    3. had sent you our manuscript for publication and had not authorized you to show it to specialists before it is printed. I see no reason to address the—in any case erroneous—comments of your anonymous expert. On the basis of this incident I prefer to publish the paper elsewhere.

      Einstein's reaction to blind peer review

    1. I hate the narrative of the Semantic Web because the focus has been on the wrong set of things for a long time. That community, who I have been consciously distancing myself from for a few years now, is schizophrenic in its direction. Precious time is spent in groups discussing how we can query all this Big Data that is sure to be published via RDF instead of figuring out a way of making it easy to publish that data on the Web by leveraging common practices in use today. Too much time is spent assuming a future that’s not going to unfold in the way that we expect it to. That’s not to say that TURTLE, SPARQL, and Quad stores don’t have their place, but I always struggle to point to a typical startup that has decided to base their product line on that technology (versus ones that choose MongoDB and JSON on a regular basis). I like JSON-LD because it’s based on technology that most web developers use today. It helps people solve interesting distributed problems without buying into any grand vision. It helps you get to the “adjacent possible” instead of having to wait for a mirage to solidify.

      I love this paragraph!

  25. Jun 2017
    1. “Academics are incentivised to produce research that caters to these demands,” said the biologist and Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner in a 2014 interview, calling the system “corrupt.”
    2. “bizarre” “triple-pay” system,

      Great quote.

  26. May 2017
  27. www.sunnah.org www.sunnah.org
    1. `Umar himself, may Allah be pleased with him, used to whip his foot at night and say to himself: "Tell me, what have you done today?!"

      How weak are we today? Where is our hisab? If any of the sahabah saw us Muslims today, they wouldn't think we are muslims at all by the way we spend our time.

    1. Until now, maintaining the availability of scientific contributions has been decentralized, mature and effective, utilizing methods developed over centuries to archive the books and journals in which they were communicated.

      Good quote.

    1. Common to all these is the idea of building infrastructure based on rich metadata for the resources in the research environment, that support their optimal re-use.

      Good quote to use

    1. “By essentially endorsing Duterte’s murderous war on drugs, Trump is now morally complicit in future killings,” said John Sifton, the Asia advocacy director of Human Rights Watch. “Although the traits of his personality likely make it impossible, Trump should be ashamed of himself.”

      quote from John Sifton.

  28. Apr 2017
    1. We should’ve known that dragon blood would have healing properties. Rubeus Hagrid used it on his injuries after being attacked by giants, after all.

      Okay, ha ha, to the journalist that put this line in!

  29. Mar 2017
    1. Progressive values demand empathy for the poor and this often manifests as hatred for the rich.
    2. I’m realizing more and more how desperately this perspective is needed as I watch researchers and advocates, politicians and everyday people judge others from their vantage point without taking a moment to understand why a particular logic might unfold.
  30. Jan 2017
    1. The potential of BBD is hindered (similar to that of money) when it accumulates, but does not flow.

      Love this quote!

    2. It is the unifying space in which genes, neural structure, neural function, body plan, physical constraints and environmental effects converge.

      Very poetic!

  31. Nov 2016
    1. Neal and Rick find that in 2010, black men earned about 75 cents for every dollar white men out of prison made.

      inequality on top of prison charge

    2. According to Census data from 2014, there are more young black high school dropouts in prison than have jobs.
    3. Black men are imprisoned at six times the rate of white men.

      quote!

  32. Oct 2016
    1. Cen-sorship became a productive force, re-channeling the censored material symp-tomatically across the text in a nascent, uncrystalized form (Foucault 4–11).
    2. Woody was meant to be a sorry specimen—“a slob in a cowboy hat, bleary of eye and dark of jowl” (Lane 86).15
    3. 3Important scholarly work in studies of contemporary censorship has gone to the “stigma of the X rating” (Sandler, Lewis)
    4. As Ju-dith Halberstam has noted, Pixar films are also doing curious cultural work, in their “preoccupation with revolt, change, cooperation, and transforma-tion” (Halberstam 79).
    5. Although on the surface Pixar’s Toy Story (Dir. John Lasseter, 1995) and WALL-E (Dir. Andrew Stanton, 2008) are “innocent” animated film about ob-jects, their value as cinema lies in their ability to complexly address human—and sometimes wholly adult—fears about meaninglessness, apocalypse, and oblivion.
    6. As Ju-dith Halberstam has noted, Pixar films are also doing curious cultural work, in their “preoccupation with revolt, change, cooperation, and transforma-tion” (Halberstam 79)
    7. “The visual and nar-rative incoherence that often arose from the effacement and displacement of sen-sitive subjects encouraged audiences to become active interpreters, obliging them to make their own sense of contra-dictory evidence” (Vasey 127–28).
    8. If “veiling something from sight turns out [as it did] to inspire as signifi-cant an erotic reaction as the unveiled event would have done...If the film screen works like a kind of censoring, elaborating the effect of what it covers, how will you censor that?” (Cavell 83)
    9. making strange,” as Brecht would have it, allows the paren-tal viewer to process these narratives as an “other,” “unintended” audience and thus relieves them of the burden of full-frontal spectatorship (Brecht 93).
    10. “Why prolong the inevi-table? We are all one stitch from here [the shelf] to there [the yard sale].”

      Note how the brackets are used for editorial clarification; to make the quote make sense.

    11. :

      Note the source setup and use of the colon. This is an excellent rhetorical strategy for citation.

    1. "Here is the land of opportunity -- money and success," Mr. Guarnizo said. "But social life is also important to Dominicans. They talk a lot, sharing, hanging out with friends. Here they work so hard they have to give a lot of that up. They have to strengthen their culture here to keep going in a society that appears hostile. They love their country. They recreate Dominicanness here."

      have to strengthen their culture here to keep going in society..."

    2. wenty years ago, her mother started cooking a Dominican stew called sancocho for neighborhood customers.

      bring domincan lifestyle into nyc. combine two worlds

    3. The Dominicans, redefining the nature of "Hispanic" in a city where the word has long been synonymous with "Puerto Rican,"
    4. All immigrants live suspended between two worlds, the old country and the new. The Dominicans just do so more than most. They may complain incessantly about how bad things are at home -- the incompetent bureaucracy, the daily blackouts, the steep price of everything from plantains to sugar, but they talk just as much of returning. Home is a three-hour flight and a $489 round-trip ticket away.

      two worlds nyc life and d.r. life

  33. Sep 2016
    1. However, there has been surprisingly little research exploring the actual use of primary healthcare services around the time of hospitalisation, which requires linkage of primary care and hospital data for individuals.

      Well, that is surprising.

    1. At the heart of the interpretative rift is the question of unknown motivations. Citation is not a transparent activity: the process is not amenable to scrutiny.

      The central problem from Cronin's perspective in 1984

    2. A proper (pluralistic) explanation of what citation entails may mean that we accept aspects of both (or all) perspectives. It may, therefore, be counterproductive to think in terms of ‘competing’ theories or perspectives.

      The need for a pluralistic approach, not "either-or" thinking when it comes to a theory.

    3. the micro- sociological view is that citations do not exist in uacuo, and that a proper comprehension of the citation phenom- enon and its surface manifestations will only be achieved by moving the critical gaze from the formal communi- cation mechanisms (the superstructure) to the social reality (the infrastructure) which supports the primary communications system.

      Social context of citations. Need to understand the social system

    4. Support for these findings came from Hagstrom (1971), who correlated citation counts with such variables as quality of graduate faculty and grants awarded to departments.

      Interesting that this later inverts. Goodheart's law in action?

    5. Metaphorically speaking, citations are frozen footprints on the landscape of scholarly achievement; footprints which bear witness to the passage of ideas. From footprints it is possible to deduce direction; from the configuration and depth of the imprints it should be possible to construct a picture of those who have passed by, whilst the distribution and variety furnish clues as to whether the advance was orderly and purposive.

      Footprints in the snow metaphor

    6. it is mildly ironic that science, founded on traditions of quanti- fication and verification, should be content with an explanation of citation, an activity central to the scientific process, which emits a whiff of the meta- physical.

      Lack of science of science. "whiff of the metaphysical" is rather good.

    7. It is quite conceivable that citation would not have emerged as a serious ‘academic’ issue for sociologists and historians of science had not the commercial develop- ment of citation indexing proved so successful (Garfield, 1979; Hall, 1970; Narin, 1976)*

      Historical contingency of citation as relevant measure

    8. Anecdotal evidence seems to favour the idea that many authors cite in reflexive fashion, without necess- arily dwelling on the implications of the practice.

      Authors don't think about why they cite

  34. Aug 2016
    1. You will need forty hours a week to perform teaching and administrative duties, another twenty hours on top of that to conduct respectable research, and still another twenty hours to accomplish really important research.... Make an important discovery, and you are a successful scientist in the true, elitist sense in a profession where elitism is practiced without shame.... Fail to discover, and you are little or nothing.

      Good quote

    2. Vannevar Bush’s beautiful lie makes it easy to believe that scientific imagination gives birth to technological progress, when in reality technology sets the agenda for science, guiding it in its most productive directions and providing continual tests of its validity, progress, and value. Absent their real-world validation through technology, scientific truths would be mere abstractions.
  35. Jul 2016
    1. By honest I don't mean that you only tell what's true. But you make clear the entire situation. You make clear all the information that is required for somebody else who is intelligent to make up their mind.Richard Feynman

      Feynman does it again! Argument for data publishing.

    1. And to Eisen, the idea that research is filtered into branded journals before it is published is not a feature but a bug: a wasteful hangover from the days of print.

      That's a better way to put it.

  36. Jun 2016
    1. "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." – Warren Buffett

    1. Scientists are humanand will therefore respond (consciously or unconsciously) to incentives; when per-sonal success (e.g., promotion) is associated with the quality and (critically) thequantityof publications produced, it makes more sense to use finite resources togenerate as many publications as possible (p. 1037, emphasis in original). Sec-ond, researchers may be trying to do their best, but selection processes rewardmisunderstandings and poor methods.
  37. May 2016
    1. The body you perceive has no meaning. The body you have created as a result of fear and guilt has no meaning. That definition has been overlaid upon something that does: The visibility and tangibility of your individuality. And your individuality is the Presence of God expressed and expressing interminably eternally.
  38. Apr 2016
  39. christmind.info christmind.info
    1. All the mutually agreed upon definitions have as their purpose: to protect and maintain the ongoing ignorance of your divinity, by preoccupying you with your independent status and its improvement with the promise that you can become a presence of excellence without a Source.
  40. Mar 2016
    1. But the point is, that you are not a body and any successful use you put it to that convinces you that it is foolish to abandon the body as your vantage point, that must be overcome! You must arrive at a place where you’re willing to abandon that, even if it’s only for the sake of experiment, to see whether what I’m saying is true or not.
  41. Feb 2016
    1. Thus, the story of DNA, like a Charles Dickens novel, came out in installments. F
    1. “If you change the way you look at things, the things that you look at change.” Max Planck

      Feels like a clicking into place this quote does.

    1. As science itself becomes a body of data that we can analyze and study, thereare staggeringly large opportunities for improving the accuracy and validity of science, through thescienti c study of data analysis
  42. Jan 2016
    1. I know. The ego suggests that that is a nice escape from dealing with what needs to be dealt with. It says, “Come back. You have a few loose ends to take care of.” But, as I have said before, your income, your abundance, comes from being Centered. I did not say it comes from taking care of loose ends which are perceived from uncenteredness. Now, we are talking about being Centered with a fuller meaning of Centeredness. Centeredness really means at-Homeness. It really means the conscious comprehension of the experience of being at Home, which now our communications are substantiating.

      "Now, we are talking about being Centered with a fuller meaning of Centeredness. Centeredness really means at-Homeness. It really means the conscious comprehension of the experience of being at Home, which now our communications are substantiating."

    1. was a platinum fob chain simple and chaste in design, properly proclaiming its value by substance alone and not by meretricious ornamentation--as all good things should do.
    1. It’s easier to be cynical;

      “There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.” - Alfred Korzybski

    1. Here’s what the Finns, who don’t begin formal reading instruction until around age 7, have to say about preparing preschoolers to read: “The basis for the beginnings of literacy is that children have heard and listened … They have spoken and been spoken to, people have discussed [things] with them … They have asked questions and received answers.”
  43. Dec 2015
    1. RAJ: Whenever you are faced with a demand to give specific attention to some part of your infinitude and it presents itself as being “problematic,” it is simply the time and place for this aspect of You to be consciously incorporated into and as your conscious experience of being as Yours! You say you don’t want to be bothered, that this is not a good time because of other more pressing demands. But, Paul, your Being unfolds Itself as You according to divine Intelligence, Universal order and priorities. Every problem is your opportunity to be the Christ—that accurate perception of Reality (Your Being) that is not deluded in any way—and for that perception to become irrevocably “incorporated” into and as your Self-awareness. There is no more pressing need than that, because when seen, it becomes apparent that pressing needs are illusions of the partial view. They never existed as anything for you to sweat over and tense yourself up about.

      Quote: Every problem is your opportunity to be the Christ - that accurate perception of Reality (Your Being) that is not deluded in any way - and for that perception to become irrevocably "incorporated" into and as your Self-awareness.

      There is no more pressing need than that.

      Pressing needs are illusions of the partial view (3dRef).

    2. RAJ: I think you can see that unfoldment is really a matter of how quickly or slowly we are willing to let go of limitations, rather than the presence or availability of something to expand into, since Infinity is the Actuality of every moment of conscious experience. This is important to understand, because we often feel that we are held back by the limitation as though it had the ability to influence or deprive us of our Good. Not true! There is never anything holding us!

      Quote: Infinity is the Actuality of every moment of conscious experience.

      We are never limited by anything.

    1. It is quite accurate that it is not possible for those who believe that they have been born to communicate with those who believe that they have died. These are two different states of the three-dimensional-only frame of reference. It is part of the distortion of that finite view which makes it seem as though some part of one’s infinitude (those who have “passed on”) is not available to him as his conscious experience. There are infinitely more individualizations of Being who are Awake than there are those who are “asleep.” it is ridiculous to believe that communication with them is impossible.

      Quote: There are infinitely more individualizations of Being who are Awake than there are those who are "asleep."

      Birth and Death are two different states in the 3d frame of reference. They are part of the same distortion. It is not possible for one who believes in death to communicate with one who had died because of the belief that they are gone.