Somewhere else, part 155

Some writings worth reading, discovered here, and there

Science is not about data; it’s not about the empirical content, about our vision of the world. It’s about overcoming our own ideas and continually going beyond common sense. Science is a continual challenging of common sense, and the core of science is not certainty, it’s continual uncertainty—I would even say, the joy of being aware that in everything we think, there are probably still an enormous amount of prejudices and mistakes, and trying to learn to look a little bit beyond, knowing that there’s always a larger point of view to be expected in the future.

Genome Biology published a satirical piece by Neil Hall, and since I’m American and he’s British I don’t find it funny. No wait, it’s that I’m female and he’s male. Or maybe that I’m junior and he’s senior. I’ve got it, it’s because he has a ton of publications (many times the number I have), and I have a ton of Twitter followers (many times the number he has). Meaning, my K-index knocks his out of the park…

y un poco de lectura en español

et un peu de lecture en français

  • message hallucinant ! http://ladepeche.fr/article/… “pas pris en prépas… il ne reste qu’à redoubler !” (car l’université n’existe pas en France)

Did I miss something interesting?


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