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|Fabian Weiland||763||#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #science #scientists ||2013-12-02 14:10:58||296||0||0||0||CC G+|
|Kyle Pearce||190||A great Google+ Circle of Educators! ||2013-11-24 15:10:12||501||6||0||6||CC G+|
|Lo Sauer||5,911||This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +||2013-11-19 18:19:48||432||18||5||19||CC G+|
|Rank Kemeng||259||This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so). They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group. Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle #circleshare #sharedcircles #circleoftheday #CircleQueen #CircleMaster #GPlusList #Circle #Circleshare #Circlesharing #PublicSharedCircles||2013-11-01 15:53:38||426||1||1||5||CC G+|
|Coyeb Sundel||3,207||2013-10-24 10:04:35||425||2||0||2||CC G+|
|Tiberiu Igrisan||3,377||Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles ||2013-10-14 18:53:04||257||1||2||3||CC G+|
|Fabian Weiland||763||#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness ||2013-10-14 15:30:25||243||0||0||0||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday||2013-10-10 16:30:23||414||1||0||3||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday||2013-10-10 16:29:55||414||0||1||3||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday||2013-10-10 16:29:39||414||0||0||2||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||2013-10-10 16:29:27||414||0||0||2||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||2013-10-10 16:29:04||414||0||0||2||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||2013-10-10 16:28:49||414||0||0||2||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||2013-10-10 16:28:32||414||0||0||1||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||2013-10-10 16:27:59||414||0||0||7||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||2013-10-10 16:27:36||414||0||0||3||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||2013-10-10 16:27:16||414||0||0||2||CC G+|
|James Steward||4,852||These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday||2013-10-10 16:25:57||414||1||0||3||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.||2013-10-04 20:14:53||415||29||44||83||CC G+|
|Fabian Weiland||763||#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine ||2013-08-26 11:59:11||426||0||0||0||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.||2013-07-16 18:35:56||415||27||59||85||CC G+|
|Paul Christen||152||If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.||2013-06-11 13:54:19||409||5||2||10||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post||2013-05-22 19:26:51||456||34||84||91||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps||2013-04-26 21:02:03||419||22||63||77||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||The Return of the Super Science CircleOkay, I'll admit, I made a mistake in retiring the Super Science Circle. I wasn't wrong; Communities are still the future and the best way to make friends here on Google+. But I realized that the Super Science Circle is simple and efficient way to get new people to see that Google+ isn't a ghost town.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST... FOR SCIENCE!When I was attending +ScienceOnline 2013, I must have helped dozens of people join Google+, and the first thing I had them do was import this circle. It's an invaluable tool for getting new people up to speed.So, I just did a complete refresh on the circle. I examined every single member and judged them according to my two-part criteria:1. Active in the last 30 days or so.2. Regularly post on scientific topics.If you know anyone who might make a good candidate for this circle, please let me know.As always, import this circle into a new, temporary circle, and then you can refresh it when I share a new version.DON'T FORGET TO SHARE THIS POST||2013-03-19 22:39:31||399||67||166||160||CC G+|
|Katherine Vucicevic||21,110||A great shared circle. Get your daily dose of science here! Great posts.If you want to join this circle,Add me,Add this circleShare this circle and include yourself in the share.Easy. #science #scienceeveryday #sciencefiction #scienceisawesome ||2013-03-15 01:28:13||242||9||0||5||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||The Final Super Science CircleWell, this is it, this is going to be the last posting of the Super Science Circle. Why? Communities, that's why. In case you didn't know, I've been maintaining my Super Science Circle from the very beginning of Google+. As soon as the feature to share circles was enabled, I was happy to share those circles around into Google. I did this because it was very difficult for people with related interests (science) to be able to find each other. I wanted new G+ users to realize this place isn't a ghost town; there are vibrant groups of people actively discussing scientific topics.But it was a hack. Each month took me almost an entire day to curate down the list of people, remove the inactive, and incorporate newly active people who often posted about science. And it was always imperfect. Some people got a massive boost in followers and engagement, while other, equally deserving people were left out.It was inelegant, inefficient and arbitrary.But now you can do this all on your own. You can go into any Community that matches your interest and instantly discover thousands of people who share your enthusiasm for a topic - just joining a Community will bring a trickle of posts about topics that interest you back into your stream. Keep your participation in the Community, or circle the most interesting people and harvest them back into your own stream.In the coming months, I'll be suggesting Communities you should join, instead of people you should circle. Thanks to everyone for using the shared circles and helping science get such a firm foothold here on Google+. Thanks to all the past and present members of the Super Science Circle for sharing such wonderful stuff.Science!||2013-01-17 02:59:31||420||54||40||84||CC G+|
|Peter Smalley (Merkabah)||13,015||#sharedpubliccircles #science It's been a while since I shared a circle. Let's fix that, shall we? Here is my Circle of Science. Here you will find people who are practicing scientists, science writers, and science enthusiasts - and sometimes all three at once. There are biologists, chemists, physicists, microbiologists, food safety scientists, mathematicians, neurologists, astronomers and many other disciplines represented here. But regardless of their specialties they are intelligent, interested, and interesting.I won't call this a curated circle per se, but I can personally speak to quality of many of these individuals. Many of them are true gems.FOR SCIENCE!||2012-11-26 17:29:54||501||5||2||11||CC G+|
|Paul Christen||152||To the person that originally shared this circle with me (I forgot who...)Thank you.I am getting really tired of the glorification of stupid and the vilification of intelligence. I am afraid that its a systemic problem and frankly, I see no end in sight. Its similar to American politics in many ways."Well sure, professional athletes shouldn't rape women, but the dood can throw a football!" "Well, yeah, he ran a dog fighting ring, but let him play football and be a role model to children anyway."We had a President, that was re-elected, that on any scale was a buffoon at best.The list goes on, and lets not forget the other side of the proverbial coin, how often have we heard politicians talk about the "elite smart people"?Watch an episode or two of "Big Bang Theory". REALLY funny show, I refuse to watch it. I saw two episodes and both portrayed intelligence as negative.I heard an adult say (and I shit you not) "Kids don't need to learn what the mathematical median is, its useless knowledge, average is good enough." I tried to explain how it differs from average and how knowing the average and the median can help get a better view of the data (no point in going too deep) and got "nope, not needed".Whatever, I'm ranting and off the rails here.Do what you need to do to keep YOUR intelligence up and those around you, for the love of Xenu, fight the good fight. Following this circle might help.||2012-11-07 13:15:58||413||5||1||10||CC G+|
|Zbynek Kysela||20,629||Super Science Circle - November, 2012 Edition*****************************************************HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done. You're welcome :) +Zbynek Kysela*****************************************************Created by +Fraser Cain :It's time once again for another round of super science goodness. In case you've never seen this before, I personally curate a special list of people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science-related topics. Please share this post. For science!I'm always looking for more people, so if there's someone in your circles who has a lot of sciency things to say, post their name in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.As always, I suggest that you maintain a separate, temporary circle for these people. Not all of them will be to your taste. Then try out this circle, and move people over to your more permanent circles.P.S. There was no October edition of the Super Science Circle.||2012-11-07 10:56:11||414||2||0||9||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle - November, 2012 EditionIt's time once again for another round of super science goodness. In case you've never seen this before, I personally curate a special list of people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science-related topics. Please share this post. For science!I'm always looking for more people, so if there's someone in your circles who has a lot of sciency things to say, post their name in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.As always, I suggest that you maintain a separate, temporary circle for these people. Not all of them will be to your taste. Then try out this circle, and move people over to your more permanent circles.P.S. There was no October edition of the Super Science Circle.||2012-11-06 21:39:34||413||40||127||97||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle - September 2012 EditionThe time has come to share the latest edition of the Super Science Circle. Got a boring stream? Then import this massive list of 400ish people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science. We've got scientists, journalists, science fans... even a few astronauts. Circle them and your stream will get really busy.Please reshare this circle... for science!As always, I highly recommend that you import this circle into a brand new circle. Then you can extract interesting folks into more permanent locations in your circles. Play around with the noise controls in the circle to crank up the volume or turn it down, to get the right mix in your main stream.Want to be in this circle? I'm always looking for more people who are:1. Active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post science-related topicsJust mention your name in the comments, and I'll take a look at your profile.||2012-09-17 16:47:12||396||65||219||207||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle - August 2012 EditionIt's time again for the latest edition of my Super Science Circle. If your stream is stale, import this shared circle and never want for knowledge again. And if anyone ever tells you Google+ is a ghost town, point them at this circle and demand they import it.Please reshare this list, to help it spread wide and far. Do it! For Science!If you're interested in my criteria, the circle contains:1. People active on Google+2. People who often post about science.I highly recommend that you import these people into a test circle and then evaluate them over the next month. Move over the people who really delight you to a more permanent circle. Then replace the test circle next month, when I share it again.If you know anyone who should be included in this list, please let me know. #sciencesunday #evang+||2012-08-20 19:42:04||434||171||420||589||CC G+|
|Dave Cole||13,756||I thought I would share my science circle, many of the names you have already seen and added to your own lists, I'm sure. There may be a few people that are new to you.||2012-07-19 04:10:17||231||22||3||20||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle - July 2012 EditionHi everyone, it's time for the July 2012 Edition of my super science circle - and for #sciencesunday . If you're interested in sciency posts from interesting and active people, import this circle and you'll have a delightful stream.Please share this circle... for Science!I've added a handful of people, removed a few, and generally cleaned things up.I'm always looking for more people to add to this circle. People who:1. Are active, posting at least a couple of times a week. But not too active to overwhelm the stream.2. Post regularly about science. Not exclusively, but regularly.If you think you should be in this circle, just post your info in the comments below. As always, I recommend that you import these people into a temporary circle and try them on for size. Only move people to your permanent circles if you want to keep following them.||2012-07-08 20:59:08||416||54||76||124||CC G+|
|David D. Stanton||5,889||Here is my Science and Technology Circle.... Enjoy!||2012-06-25 08:46:46||501||1||0||5||CC G+|
|Risto Linturi||6,055||This is my science circle - I am finding their insights valuable each day!||2012-06-16 09:40:03||500||16||6||20||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle - June 2012 editionPlease reshare this circle... for Science!Just in time for summer reading, I offer you the latest edition of my Super Science Circle. This list contains almost 400 users of Google+ who are active and post science topics. I have personally evaluated everyone in this list, and made sure they meet my exacting criteria - I think you'll find they're a fantastic addition to any circle collection.As always, I suggest that you import these people into a fresh circle. Then evaluate them for a bit. Move your favorites over to more permanent circles.And I'm always looking for people to add to the list. If you post to Google+ at least a few times a week, and include a lot of science-oriented posts, please let me know and I'll add you for the future.P.S. I was really glad to find that very few people had gone inactive this time around. People are really getting active and engaged - definitely not a ghost town.P.P.S. A big thanks to +Science on Google+: A Public Database for gathering together a large number of science-oriented people. I was able to add about 100 people to my list.||2012-06-16 01:22:02||396||64||130||109||CC G+|
|Mike Clancy||32,165||Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!||2012-04-20 03:25:11||499||12||6||26||CC G+|
|Peter Edenist||27,470||This is my main friends circle (listed by relevance).... Includes a lot of my scifi, browncoats and Hard Scifi circles. Resharing for Friday. Please reshare if you find this circle of value. Will seperately share #Browncoats and #hardscifi circles over the next few days! #engagers #sharedcircles #scifi #awesomesaucepeople||2012-04-13 12:43:18||500||2||0||9||CC G+|
|Tommy Deis||1,348||#SharedCircle||2012-04-06 20:47:14||501||0||0||0||CC G+|
|Mike Clancy||32,165||By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.||2012-04-05 16:33:35||460||10||17||33||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle... sharedIt's been a little while since I shared the super science circle, so I figured it was time to get the word out again.Please share this postIf you love science, you'll love this circle. It's filled with working scientists, journalists, science enthusiasts, even an astronaut!As always, I recommend you import these people into a brand new temporary circle, then move individuals over that you like. Or, wait for me to reshare the circle in a month or so to get an update.If you want to be in the circle, I'm looking for people who are:1. Active, posting on Google+ at least a few times a week.2. Posting often about science topics.||2012-04-05 12:57:47||243||33||64||56||CC G+|
|Fraser Cain||847,440||Super Science Circle - March, 2012Here's the most recent version of my Super Science Circle. As always, I examined every member of the circle to ensure that they're active and sciency. Please share this circle... for science!Sadly, about 30 people were removed this time around. However, I've moved them to a special "Inactive" circle, which I'll look through every time I prepare to share the main Science Circle, and incorporate anyone back in who has become active again.I've also decided to only include personal profiles in the science circle, and removed all the brand pages. I have no problem with brand pages, I just found there was a lot of overlap. This circle is about people.I'm going to be curating a second Science Brands circle, which will contain all those brands, which I'll share separately, so if you have a science-related brand page, please let me know. If you want to be a member of the Super Science Circle, I have only three requirements:1. You're a personal profile, not a brand page.2. You have been fairly active on Google+ over the last month. 3. Some of your posts are scientific in nature.If you want to be in the circle, just reply down in the comments, or get my attention somehow.As always, I recommend you import this circle into a new, temporary circle. Then review the people at your leisure. You can then delete that circle when I update.||2012-03-19 18:01:34||220||87||101||76||CC G+|
|Mike Clancy||32,165||Added a few of my faves to +Fraser Cain 's super science circle and here you are ... .the cream of the crop!||2012-03-18 19:32:27||250||2||3||8||CC G+|
|Robert Kappenhagen||731||+Charlie Hoover this is Fraser's Science circle (with a few of my own additions) If you want to share it with anyone.||2012-03-08 01:47:57||295||0||0||0||CC G+|
|Mike Clancy||32,165||Five hundred people who are active on G+ and interested in science and technology. Is that cool or what?||2012-03-05 00:41:48||500||12||9||15||CC G+|
|Daniel Harrington||39,607||A Rockin' #Science #Circle - Thanks for Sharing! #circleshare #sciencecircles #scientists #biology #chemistry #physics #astronomy #entomology #marinebiology #archaeology #sciencecircle #sharedcircles #publiccircles||2012-03-03 19:45:12||337||0||0||0||CC G+|
|Asbjørn Grandt||5,335||I'm really liking this "Super Science" circle.Lots of mental stimulation.||2012-03-03 12:32:23||236||2||3||4||CC G+|
|Katja Karhu||5,683||Circle of ScienceHere's a circle of people posting science-related content.||2012-02-28 17:04:39||418||3||3||6||CC G+|
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2013-11-20 03:17:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Follow-up post on the new Biology pre-print server bioRxiv, and why YOU should be using it. http://jonfwilkins.com/2013/11/five-reasons-biologists-should-use-preprint-servers/
2013-11-19 03:54:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)
If you haven't already heard, Biology now has its own preprint server, so get on it, biologists! http://jonfwilkins.com/2013/11/enter-the-biorxiv/
2013-10-15 16:38:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Steve Lonegan really cares about Syrian Christians, Jews, and "Others" http://jonfwilkins.com/2013/10/steve-lonegan-on-syrian-others/
2013-07-09 13:06:10 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)
In case you missed yesterday's unveiling of the new Ronin Institute logo, here's the full color version.
2013-07-09 01:23:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)
Introducing the new Ronin Institute logo!
2013-07-08 14:55:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
"The country I stayed in was a different America, a long time ago."
2013-07-03 13:40:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Looking for a good pre-cookout rally for tomorrow? Here you go!
2013-07-01 16:10:20 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)
Is someone doing something totally legal that you don't like? Accuse them of terrorism! Problem solved!
2013-06-30 19:34:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
For all of my faculty friends out there. You know that student loan crisis? Good news, Gary Becker has figured out the problem. You get paid too much!
2013-06-30 15:24:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Excellent interactive chart showing the relationships among univariate distributions.
2013-06-27 03:12:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)
Dungeons & Dragons + SCOTUS = Awesome
2013-06-23 18:16:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
In light of Thursday's Supreme Court decision, could we use an evolutionary algorithm approach to optimize individual claims against corporations?
2013-06-23 13:20:47 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)
Let the next round of Where's Waldo begin!
2013-06-18 03:21:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Here were what I thought were the high points of Edward Snowden's Q & A session with the Guardian today.
2013-06-16 12:59:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
Here are some Google poems for your Father's Day reading
2013-06-13 17:52:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Did you read Scalia's weird dissenting opinion on the BRCA1/2 patent case?
2013-06-12 15:04:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Yesterday's post, but reposted with a better title.
“You don’t need privacy if you’re not doing anything wrong” cuts both ways, Mr. President.
2013-06-11 15:35:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Emily Bazelon's (probable) typo is actually a fantastic neologism.
2013-05-31 14:11:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Here's something for everyone with kids: the B & N summer reading program. Read 8 books of your choice this summer, and they'll give you a free book. You can choose any of the 20 free books on this list, but the one you WILL choose is Remarkable, by Lizzie K Foley
2013-05-30 14:06:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Yet more updates on the kerfuffle surrounding Eric Weinstein's Theory-of-Everything talk.
1. Follow-up lecture tomorrow at Oxford.
2. Correction/retraction from the New Scientist regarding the "physicists were not informed" claim.
2013-05-29 15:05:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)
Update on the piece where I try to break down the criticism of Eric Weinstein's Theory-of-Everything lecture at Oxford. Eric will be giving an encore performance this Friday.
If you have physicist / mathematician connections at Oxford and/or environs, please share.
2013-05-27 15:02:00 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
At the Ronin Blog, I've tried to break down and evaluate various aspects of the criticism aimed at Eric Weinstein's Theory-of-Everything lecture at Oxford and the coverage of the lecture in the Guardian.
2013-05-13 15:42:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
New post, includes optical illusions and ranting!
2013-05-06 14:34:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
What do the the Rutgers basketball scandal and the incidents surrounding the findings of academic fraud in the 2005 Trivers paper on symmetry and dancing reveal about the university incentive system?
2013-04-30 22:17:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
How does the FBI know it collected "female DNA" from the Boston Marathon bombs? An explainer.
2013-04-18 18:40:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
Here's my six or so cents on E. O. Wilson's "You don't need math to do science" thing
2013-04-04 18:15:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
I've got a sort of theory on why many small businesses can't / won't compete with big chains in areas where they should be able to win.
2013-03-27 15:03:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Lost in Transcription has moved. Come check it out and say hi! http://jonfwilkins.com/2013/03/housewarming-party/
2013-03-26 13:21:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
If a blog moves to a new platform in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, does the Pope still shit in the woods?
2013-03-08 17:50:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
The paperback edition of Remarkable is out now!!
2013-03-06 18:11:09 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 3 +1s)
Depth of the human Y chromosome tree just increased by 66%. (Featuring throw-away quote by yours truly.)
2013-03-06 01:59:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)
Ambient coffee shop noise to work by http://coffitivity.com
2013-03-05 15:57:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
AM Repost: Last week, xkcd's "What If" column used Shannon's estimate of the entropy rate of English to calculate that there are 10^46 possible unique English tweets. This is a huge underestimate, and the right answer is probably more in the ballpark of 10^100.
Why? Entropy rate is the wrong tool.
Also, a couple of rough calculations show that you can quickly reach 10^46 with random word sequences, even if you limit yourself to a vocabulary of only 200 words. Or, you can get to 10^46 just riffing on the opening lines of Keats's Endymion.
2013-03-05 02:15:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
How many English tweets are possible? XKCD's "What If" estimated 10^46, but the real answer is much, much larger, more like 10^100.
2013-03-01 15:14:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)
2013-02-25 16:15:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
By far the best moment of the Oscars
2013-02-25 15:50:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
This is true -> http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=1312
2013-02-25 15:39:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)
Today's comic at Darwin Eats Cake: Bosons
2013-02-22 16:48:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Final cartoon in this series: Darwin Eats Cake: Gay Friends IV
2013-02-21 20:18:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
New comic, third in the series: Darwin Eats Cake: Gay Friends III
2013-02-21 18:52:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
2013-02-21 16:46:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Worst police sketch ever? Plus comments
2013-02-21 15:14:11 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)
Now up at Darwin Eats Cake: Gay Friends Part 2
2013-02-21 01:45:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
New Republican dating site?
2013-02-20 20:07:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
"Gay men and women are friends" - Science!
2013-02-19 22:44:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Seems to me like this misses the mark
2013-02-14 00:39:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
How (not) to apologize for horrible things you've done.
2013-02-13 15:35:04 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)
Apparently, people see different amounts of text when they look at street signs. New comic up at Darwin Eats Cake
No Stopping or Standing http://www.darwineatscake.com/?id=153
2013-02-12 19:49:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
A really nice articulation of the downsides, or at least the limitations, of Online courses.
2013-02-11 17:27:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
A (likely incomplete) list of White History Months
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