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  1. Mar 2019
    1. This 69 page PDF offers good advice on writing a variety of types of test questions. It is called "Is this a trick question?" Despite the length of the PDF, it is easy to browse if you are interested in writing a specific type of question. As may be suggested by the length, this resource is more comprehensive than others. Rating 5/5

  2. Oct 2018
    1. The objective of this study was to develop a comprehensive biological model of how photosynthesis is affected by P deficiency under physiologically relevant conditions.
    1. Maize, bean and squash differ strongly in root architecture (Weaver and Bruner, 1927) and we hypothesize that these differences in root architecture allow these crops to explore different soil domains with variable intensity
    1. While our knowledge of the molecular and developmental processes that guide leaf vein development and patterning grows at an ever-increasing rate (Kang and Dengler, 2004; Fleming, 2005; Scarpella et al., 2006; Sieburth and Deyholos, 2006), the underlying physical principles that connect vein pattern with leaf productivity remain unresolved.
  3. Sep 2018
    1. This report summarizes research conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey from 2003 through 2016 on factors controlling reproduction and survival of plains cottonwood at the North and South Units of THRO (Figure1), and is relevant to management of cottonwood-dominated forests throughout the western United States.
  4. Aug 2018
    1. In this study, we examined the strength of correlation between leaf size and shape (physiognomy) and climate for two North American species with broad climatic ranges, Acer rubrum (red maple, Sapindaceae) and Quercus kelloggii (California black oak, Fagaceae). We sampled Q. kelloggii across a large elevation gradient (146–2362 m) but restricted sampling of A. rubrum to lowland areas (< 250 m).
  5. Feb 2018
    1. In the present study, the levels of photosynthetic down-regulation as well as the engagement and nature of the two different dissipation processes are examined in bearberry, which is a species that occurs over a wide range of conditions.
  6. Jan 2018
    1. However, we have not had conclusive evidence that releasing these volatile compounds increased the fitness of the plant in the Darwinian sense of increasing reproductive success.
  7. Dec 2017
    1. Goal of reading the article: think about 4-5 design principles you could extract from the text and that you as an instructor could use to design a computer-supported learning environment. Try to think about why these principles should be taken into account to facilitate learning.

  8. Oct 2017
  9. Sep 2017
    1. We hypothesized that introductory textbooks under-represent the processes of scientific investigation and discovery.

      Reasonable hypothesis given that reforms are focused on correcting this problem.

    1. In this communication, we describe an explicit genetic testthat distinguishes between the above two models.
  10. May 2017
    1. “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”.

      Google obviously wants to have all the answers to all possible absurd questions. The danger with this goal is that they positioned the persons that represents part of the diversity of the world as not worthy of being treated with respect.

  11. Feb 2017
    1. One of them tastes it; considers it; and after mature reflection pronounces the wine to be good, were it not for a small taste of leather, which he perceived in it. The other, after using the same precautions, gives also his verdict in favour of the wine; but with the reserve of a taste of iron, which he could easily distinguish. You cannot imagine how much they were both ridiculed for their judgment. But who laughed in the end? On emptying the hogshead, there was found at the bottom, an old key with a leathern thong tied to it.

      They were both subjectively in the right, but the objective truth was something unexpected. Is that a fair assessment of this anecdote?

  12. Jan 2017
    1. It_ appears then, that, amidst all the variety and c~pnce of taste, !here are certain general prin-ciples of approbat10n or blame, whose influence a careful eye may trace in all operations of the mind ..

      And now here he's switching over to objectivity. If you don't appreciate the classics, there's something wrong with you.

  13. Jun 2016
    1. Your ambiguity tolerance is a function of the amount of (clean, complete) pre-meaning information you can stare at, and how long you can tolerate not knowing what's important about it.

      Tension. I think that is what we are feeling here. How much tension (this v that, spy v spy) are we willing to accept at any one time before resolution. Objective correlative anyone?

  14. Mar 2016
    1. The present study represents the first application of a comprehensive set of measures that permit the comparison of total CC and callosal subregion areas and volumes in youths with BPD and HC.
  15. Feb 2016
    1. we set out to compare youths with early-onset BPD without psychosis and BPD with psychosis to those with SZ to discern if there would be findings in the amygdala and the hippocampus that would differentiate these disorders.
  16. Nov 2015
    1. We cannot pretend it is objective

      Subjectivity is always present. What are the measures in place to allow for objective feedback to be present too?

    1. Further, even though you have been highly distressed at times during these past two weeks, it has in no way retarded the work that we are doing together. This also should allow you to relax somewhat, because it is evidence—you might say “objective evidence”—of the fact that there is something real occurring here. It is not simply a figment of your imagination. you will know soon enough for an actual fact, that these communications are not fictitious, but that must wait in order for fulfillment of purpose to be accomplished.

      Raj uses the example of Paul's stress and then the ongoing communication to demonstrate that all that is going on in the 3d experience does not affect Reality.

    1. I want to remind you of that, because the apparently external demands which you have been faced with have caused you to withdraw your attention from your awareness of that fact. As a result, you have not been feeling the loving kindness and the totally constructive and harmonious Nature of your Being as It is unfolding Itself as your conscious experience. Objectively speaking, Love is all around you, because Love is what constitutes your subjective Being. Whether or not you are temporarily caught up in the three-dimensional appearance of things, you are never removed from the ability to perceive the omnipresence of Love, because It is the warp and woof of all four dimensions.

      Again Raj shares that Love is everywhere, because Love makes up our Being. Even if I become unaware of this in 3d it is still what is true all the time and I can be consciously aware of it whenever I choose. If I am caught up in 3d though I will not feel the "loving kindness and the totally constructive and harmonious Nature of your Being".

  17. Oct 2015
    1. I am giving you an assignment here. it is to be alert, ready and open to observing everything that occurs from both an objective and subjective standpoint. This can be done simultaneously during this phase of transition. Remember, however, that at no time are you to leave the Fourth-dimensional standpoint as Conscious Being. You will find that seeing three-dimensionally is so much a habit with you that you will still be able to see things from that standpoint, even though you are absolutely riveted to experiencing your Infinity as your Self—Fourth-dimensional Conscious Being.
    1. I see you caught the meaning when I used the word, “subjective” there. You are learning to value that which is subjective in the way you used to value that which was objective. You have known that it is practical to be objective about things. Now you are learning that it is practical to be subjective about things, and it would be well for you to replace the word “objective” in your thought and your reasoning and thinking with the word “subjective.“ You must learn to be extremely subjective about things, because when you are being subjective about them you are able to experience their meanings, and not what they appear to be. Experiencing their meanings will allow you to respond appropriately, to perceive appropriately, and to conduct yourself in a way that is harmonious with the totality of your Self. “Subjective” means to be Truly Aware, not to be unaware.

      It is by being subjective that I can experience true meaning

  18. Mar 2015
    1. an objective set for the Sprint that can be met through the implementation of Product Backlog. It provides guidance to the Development Team on why it is building the Increment. It is created during the Sprint Planning meeting. The Sprint Goal gives the Development Team some flexibility regarding the functionality implemented within the Sprint. The selected Product Backlog items deliver one coherent function, which can be the Sprint Goal. The Sprint Goal can be any other coherence that causes the Development Team to work together rather than on separate initiatives.

      an objective set for the Sprint that can be met through the implementation of Product Backlog. It provides guidance to the Development Team on why it is building the Increment. It is created during the Sprint Planning meeting. The Sprint Goal gives the Development Team some flexibility regarding the functionality implemented within the Sprint. The selected Product Backlog items deliver one coherent function, which can be the Sprint Goal. The Sprint Goal can be any other coherence that causes the Development Team to work together rather than on separate initiatives.

  19. Oct 2013
    1. The fact is that anger makes us confident -- that anger is excited by our knowledge that we are not the wrongers but the wronged, and that the divine power is always supposed to be on the side of the wronged.

      It is pretty true. We aren't objective when we are angry.