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Charles Murray is once again peddling junk science about race and IQ - Vox
"Our bottom line is that there is a responsible, scientifically informed alternative to Murrayism: a non-essentialist view of intelligence, a non-deterministic view of behavior genetics, and a view of group differences that avoids oversimplified biology."
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14 hours ago by msszczep
Data Visualization “Versus” UI and Data Science
The data viz community has been going through some public introspection in recent months with a series of widely-read blog posts. This is the most recent, and worth the read.

I’m very interested in seeing “designer” become accepted as a top-level data role, alongside analyst, scientist, and engineer, although I also think it’s the most specialized and least common of the four. Curious to hear disagreement with this.

[ROLES, Titles]: Designer, analyst, scientist, engineer

"Most jobs do require you to change your role if you want to climb a corporate ladder. As you get up to the top, it’s about the business, not about the individual, and oh so increasingly true in the USA! I left to do consulting (and now teaching) because I’m more interested in the data problem space, and facing new design and technical challenges, than I am in job titles and salaries. There’s a lot to learn out there today, and lot of new challenges, especially in data science. Data scientists have explicitly said they want help from visualization.
data  science  visualization  medium  elixir  roundup 
16 hours ago by bikesandbooks
The engine of irrationality inside the rationalists – Ketan Joshi
There's a multi-directional cacophony of gleeful back-patting ringing out across my Twitter feed at the moment. The outpouring of joy stems from an article published in Skeptic Magazine. Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay managed to submit a hoax article to a gender studies journal, and are hailing this as a profound, thermonuclear indictment on the entirety of…
media  politics  Academia  Science  culture 
16 hours ago by philjr
janawat — Deep Survival: True Stories of Miraculous...
RT : Deep Survival: True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death (Unabridged) - Laurence ...
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18 hours ago by heyyouapp
How citation distortions create unfounded authority: analysis of a citation network. - PubMed - NCBI
Citation is both an impartial scholarly method and a powerful form of social communication. Through distortions in its social use that include bias, amplification, and invention, citation can be used to generate information cascades resulting in unfounded authority of claims. Construction and analysis of a claim specific citation network may clarify the nature of a published belief system and expose distorted methods of social citation.
science  process  work  wikipedia 
19 hours ago by mahmoud
annepeer — The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, And Body in...
RT : The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, And Body in the Healing of Trauma (Unabridged) - Bessel ...…
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20 hours ago by heyyouapp
karibla — Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, And...
RT : Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, And Other Journeys to the Edge of Science ...
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yesterday by heyyouapp
Youtube.com: Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR
Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly. [ https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/6cral1/crispr_kills_hiv_and_eats_zika_like_pacman_its/ ]
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yesterday by mikael

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