Schlagwort-Archiv: Wissenschaft

Carbon Community.

I must confess that the extent of my conference participation has shrunk over the past year and a half, rather than expanded. Too much choice.

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The very idea that each paper publication must involve conference travel is not morally acceptable anymore.

Moshe Vardi: The Paradox of Choice in Computing-Research Conferences https://doi.org/10.1145/3488554

Fernöffentlichung.

In this case, the name of the “academic publishing industry” implies that it is supposed to be involved in the dissemination of scholarship. But the effective function of the academic publishing industry as it actually exists is to prevent the dissemination of scholarly work.

Jason Parry: A World Without Sci-Hub

Monsterny.

“I have given up hope, tonight, of ever understanding money.” “It’s simple, really…” “And yet it’s not simple at all,” Daniel said. “It follows simple rules—it obeys logic—and so Natural Philosophy should understand it, encompass it—and I, who know and understand more than almost anyone in the Royal Society, should comprehend it. But I don’t. I never will…if money is a science, then it is a dark science, darker than Alchemy. It split away from Natural Philosophy millennia ago, and has gone on developing ever since, by its own rules…”

Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver

Understandabilitynessing.

Wie de voorkeur geeft aan het schrijven van teksten gericht op het vergemakkelijken van het begrijpen ervan dient het zich richten op het schrijven van gebruiksaanwijzingen voor IKEA te overwegen.

De Speld: Met deze academische schrijftips zorg je ervoor dat niemand je paper per ongeluk kan begrijpen

Wahnsinnenschaft.

Just out of curiosity. I'm not trying to prove anything, by the way. I'm a scientist and I know what constitutes proof. But the reason I call myself by my childhood name is to remind myself that a scientist must also be absolutely like a child. If he sees a thing, he must say that he sees it, whether it was what he thought he was going to see or not. See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that. I'll show you something to demonstrate that later. So, the other reason I call myself Wonko the Sane is so that people will think I am a fool. That allows me to say what I see when I see it. You can't possibly be a scientist if you mind people thinking that you're a fool.

Wonko the Sane in So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish by Douglas Adams

Zoologik.

Ist es be(un)ruhigend dass es manche Wissenschaftsdisziplinen (noch) gar nicht gibt?

Fishdentity.

A doctor, a logician and a marine biologist had also just arrived, flown in at phenomenal expense from Maximegalon to try to reason with the lead singer who had locked himself in the bathroom with a bottle of pills and was refusing to come out till it could be proved conclusively to him that he wasn't a fish.

Douglas Adams: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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