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  1. May 2017
    1. DNA concentration has been recently used as a proxy of surface soil biomass55,56. In the Scotland data set, this variable is strongly related to the glucose substrate-induced respiration (Spearman’s ρ=0.70; P<0.001), a common proxy of soil microbial biomass57.

      I find it strange that, here, diversity is used as a predictor of microbial abundance. I think these are likely to be well correlated and the causal link is more likely to be inversed.

    2. DNA concentration

      weird function

  2. Jun 2016
    1. Experience indicates that it can be accomplished best through the mediation of administrative law

      Which experience indicate that ?

    2. "Thou shalt not . . ." is the form of traditional ethical directives which make no allowance for particular circumstances. The laws of our society follow the pattern of ancient ethics, and therefore are poorly suited to governing a complex, crowded, changeable world

      "Thou shalt not...or...Thou shalt..." is still how we manage anything in our society even if it was thought almost 50 years ago that it is a poor way of managing complex / changeable problems / worlds.

    3. we are locked into a system of "fouling our own nest," so long as we behave only as independent, rational, free-enterprisers.

      Is this necessarily true ?

    4. We might keep them as public property, but allocate the right to enter them. The allocation might be on the basis of wealth, by the use of an auction system. It might be on the basis of merit, as defined by some agreed-upon standards. It might be by lottery. Or it might be on a first-come, first-served basis, administered to long queues.

      After answering that question, the next question will be : for how long is the allocated right to enter the park valid ?