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Filippo Salustri has been shared in 177 public circles

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Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:12476209CC G+
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990615CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918711CC G+
Trendii3,035They +1 everything! Awesome group of people to add!#CircleShare#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Engagers#Google#CircleSunday#CircleOfTheWeek#PublicCircle#EngagersCircle#Share#engagersshowcasecircle#PublicSharedCircles#CircleofFriends#SharingCircles#Circles2014-07-11 11:51:034886611CC G+
Matt Massaro27,929Sunday Engagers & Awesome People Circle +1, Add, & Share! Thank you! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!  #CircleSunday   #sunday   #circle   #awesome   #engagers   #googleplus   #friends   #circles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing  2014-07-07 01:08:174874666113CC G+
Matt Massaro27,110Engagers Thank You Circle & Other Cool People+1 & share if you can! #circle   #circles   #tuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #engagers  2014-06-24 18:18:004713853118CC G+
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215CC G+
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342755792CC G+
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211CC G+
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777218CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
John Nuntiatio25,447#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-25 19:41:45255729CC G+
Ravishankar Ramanathan9,848*Are you even a bit interested in Science ?  Add this to your circles then. Simple. *===========================+Peter Edenist  originally shared: TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 18:41:543253213CC G+
Peter Edenist29,163TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle. #science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 16:26:4132510488119CC G+
Christy Sandhoff27,208This is a very nice circle Carlos.  Thanks for posting it. ==========================================Carlos Esteban - Google+ - ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find...ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-17 22:22:5740171114CC G+
James Harper726+Carlos Esteban originally shared: ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014-01-11 00:11:5845612426CC G+
Christy Sandhoff26,446Shared by Carlos Esteban..... ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-10 17:39:29451161029CC G+
Carlos Esteban31,485ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-10 17:31:474549464141CC G+
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910047117CC G+
Kyle Pearce116A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This 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 18:19:4843218317CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This 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   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
Fabian Weiland433#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #science  2013-10-21 09:58:122936011CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland393#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super 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 20:14:53415304782CC G+
Cyrus Khan14,028Active Engager's CircleAttention:  Please reshare and comment if you want to be a part of next weeks edition, instead of messaging me individually.If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagerscircle   #circle #circleoftheweek   #sciencecircles  2013-08-26 17:27:32477574284CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Cyrus Khan13,678Active Engager's CircleAttention: This circle has been filled this week, and will start again from scratch next week. Please reshare and comment if you want to be a part of next weeks edition.If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.If you want to be added, simply add the circle, reshare and comment saying so.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an especially active group.The only criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #circleoftheweek   #active   #engagerscircle   #science   #sciencecircles   #circlesharesunday  2013-08-18 17:07:30490452362CC G+
Cyrus Khan13,309Active Engager's CircleIf you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.If you want to be added, simply add the circle, reshare and comment saying so.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my 13,000 odd followers for exposure as an active bunch among others.The only criteria to be added are:1)You have +1, or publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle.3) If you're not already in the circle, and want to be, simply comment so below.As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition. #sharedcircles   #circleoftheweek   #active   #engagerscircle  2013-08-12 16:03:13488432073CC G+
Michael J. Coffey1,820July 2013 EngagersThank you to everyone in this circle--last month you mentioned me, commented on a post, or shared.  Well, and a couple that had posted something I thought was great.  And maybe one or two people who just +1'd something of mine.  I'm still kind of figuring out what my rules are for my engagement circle.  Anyway, this is a great group of people, with a heavy weighting toward people who talk about tea and tech/business marketing/social media (unsurprisingly, if you know me). #sharedcircles  2013-08-03 18:26:1490315CC G+
Peter Edenist22,925Super Science Circle Reshare to spread the love-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Resharing the new TESLA Science Circle. Who is the circle? It has scientist, engineers, researchers, people interested in Science and all kinds of cool!!  Featuring an expanded list of people from the Science on G+ community as well as a bunch of pages such as +MIT Alumni Association +TES Science +KQED SCIENCE !  Also have some really interesting new people. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone, please note the criteria for inclusion:1. Post about science more than 4 times a week.2. Create science posts with quality links and references helping in science outreach and understanding.3. Support the science communities on G+.Add and Reshare to keep the circle going folks!!!Our linked communities:+Science on G+ community here: gplus.to/sciences+Sci-Fi on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd----------------------------------------------------------------------------Since I am short of time, I won't be replying to all the comments, but be sure I will be plussing them! If you are notified, you are in the circle :)----------------------------------------------------------------------------#Science   #science   #sciencerules   #sciencesunday   #scienceisawesome   #scienceisawesome   #scienceeveryday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleslist   #public   #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   2013-07-22 06:00:19289616092CC G+
Fraser Cain798,034Super 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 18:35:56415255986CC G+
Paul Christen113If 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 13:54:194095310CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos3,766197 interesting People // If you're into technology, the Web, photography and science, here's a circle to consider. Methodology: out of 3200 people that I follow, using +Circloscope I ordered them according to relevance score (calculated by Google depending on whose posts I engage the most) and filtered for a value over 30, then filtered for whether they are active (when was their last post) and finally filtered by whether they were in my "must read" circles. Voila! I hope you find it interesting :) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circlesharing  2013-05-26 09:51:2119713412CC G+

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2014-07-25 01:54:39 (137 comments, 43 reshares, 47 +1s)

What is a scientific consensus?

I think there's a couple of things wrong with this article in +Scientific American.

1. The "message" from certain quarters - that anyone who doesn't accept the scientific consensus on #climatechange  is stupid - is only one of many messages one can find "out there" these days.  There's an implication that this is the only message available, which just isn't so. I think this could have easily been treated with a couple of extra sentences, so I chalk that one up to a reporting error.

2. The deeper problem, for me, is the notion of "scientific consensus." It is again implied that a scientific consensus is the same as any other consensus.  But I'm completely convinced that it is substantively different.

Conventional consensus (like political consensus, or organizational consensus) isof... more »

Most reshares: 43

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2014-07-25 01:54:39 (137 comments, 43 reshares, 47 +1s)

What is a scientific consensus?

I think there's a couple of things wrong with this article in +Scientific American.

1. The "message" from certain quarters - that anyone who doesn't accept the scientific consensus on #climatechange  is stupid - is only one of many messages one can find "out there" these days.  There's an implication that this is the only message available, which just isn't so. I think this could have easily been treated with a couple of extra sentences, so I chalk that one up to a reporting error.

2. The deeper problem, for me, is the notion of "scientific consensus." It is again implied that a scientific consensus is the same as any other consensus.  But I'm completely convinced that it is substantively different.

Conventional consensus (like political consensus, or organizational consensus) isof... more »

Most plusones: 47

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2014-07-25 01:54:39 (137 comments, 43 reshares, 47 +1s)

What is a scientific consensus?

I think there's a couple of things wrong with this article in +Scientific American.

1. The "message" from certain quarters - that anyone who doesn't accept the scientific consensus on #climatechange  is stupid - is only one of many messages one can find "out there" these days.  There's an implication that this is the only message available, which just isn't so. I think this could have easily been treated with a couple of extra sentences, so I chalk that one up to a reporting error.

2. The deeper problem, for me, is the notion of "scientific consensus." It is again implied that a scientific consensus is the same as any other consensus.  But I'm completely convinced that it is substantively different.

Conventional consensus (like political consensus, or organizational consensus) isof... more »

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2014-07-30 14:08:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

A couple of clips of octopuses getting through some damned tiny holes.
I could watch this all day.
#biology   #octopus  

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2014-07-30 04:54:14 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)

On the #philosophy and #physics of touching your nose.
A very nice, funny, and informative article.

This very nicely encapsulates one of my biggest beefs about philosophy: philosophers are perfectly happy to ponder all kinds of models of touch - closed sets, open sets, blah blah blah - when reality is so completely different. Philosophy seems to assume that simple human senses are enough to perceive reality. While this is true, it's only true at certain scales. At the subatomic level, the story changes completely, yet philosophers seem perfectly content to assume their human-scale descriptors, like "touch," remain somehow pertinent at the micro scale of electrons and quarks. 

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2014-07-30 02:09:08 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Does this guy realize what an ass he's making of himself?
#humanism 

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2014-07-29 03:03:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Oh man, that's gonna leave a mark.
Still, the silver lining is that the enterprise of #science is still working. 

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2014-07-29 02:42:07 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Well, that's offensive.
Has anyone got any legitimate scientific references suggesting that there's anything to this policy of apparent racial segregation?

#IVF #racism #Canada 

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2014-07-29 01:38:33 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Newly discovered virus has already infected about half of all humans.
But that might be a good thing.
#biology #virology 

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2014-07-28 23:58:13 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

Brubek + Gershwin = awesome!
If you ever get a chance to hear Robert Scott's version of Blackbird, I swear your head will explode.
#music   #jazz  

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2014-07-28 19:49:47 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Um... I.... What?
#wtf

(I like the American accent though.) 

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2014-07-28 19:23:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

This could be a very good thing, if we can figure out how to embed it within the #education  system.

"Adolescents who were in the course—but not in the control group—became less materialistic and had higher self-esteem over the next several months. “Intrinsic goals tend to be ones that promote greater well-being and act as a kind of ‘antidote’ to materialistic values,” says Tim Kasser, one of the study's authors and a psychology professor at Knox College."

#psychology   #materialism   #consumerism   #successfulsociety  

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2014-07-28 19:19:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

"DIY," "brain," "zapping," and "marketing" are 4 fours that, IMHO, should never appear together.

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2014-07-28 19:17:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Brace yourselves.
A million new uses for CO2 are coming.

While it may seem attractive to use two really "bad" materials (CO2 and depleted uranium) to make "good" stuff, I'd want to see what the environmental impacts of the processes needed to do all this are before endorsing it.

#chemistry   #sustainability   #CO2   #depleteduranium  

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2014-07-28 14:01:03 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

Right, so we've had two mildly amusing posts. Time to get back to the serious world, and it doesn't come much more serious than this.

You might not have heard much about this particular story, because it's barely made it onto screens, and it's not really hitting the front page of Western newspapers, but that doesn't mean it's not a big story. Maybe the Western press doesn't think you'd be interested, because it's not deaths caused by Muslim extremists, or just because, you know, it's Africa, and other than Live Aid concerts who cares what happens there?

Anyway, regardless of those facts, this is a big and quite scary story. Ebola is killing hundreds of people across four countries, and medical staff and governments of those four countries don't appear to be able to get on top of it.

What's making it worse is that because Ebola... more »

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2014-07-28 11:52:13 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

My stalker is back, pretending to be me again.
See https://plus.google.com/u/0/104130587894039061323/posts I've reported the profile.

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2014-07-28 04:59:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Another novel approach to try to defeat #HIV.

#biology #medicine 

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2014-07-28 04:30:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Birds flock movements are like the movement of superfluid helium.
Tantalizing hints of deep structure in the universe.
#science 

2014-07-28 02:52:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

A wonderful piece from 2007 by +Sean Carroll on why there is something rather than nothing.

#science   #humanism   #philosophy  

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2014-07-28 00:38:30 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 36 +1s)

High-speed camera captures Apollo 11 liftoff.
Really impressive view of the main engines in action.

(I know, I'm a couple of weeks late with this one.)

#space  

2014-07-27 23:55:24 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)

Religion impedes scientific literacy in the US.
"Analyses show that sectarian Protestants, Catholics, and people with fundamentalist beliefs in the inerrancy of the Bible have significantly lower levels of scientific literacy when compared with secular Americans. Religious differences are identifiable in multivariate analyses controlling for other demographic factors."

#humanism  

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2014-07-27 21:39:22 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Alan Tudyk recounts the time Nathan Fillion was confronted by Bieber while playing Halo.
#firefly  

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2014-07-27 05:12:58 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

If all cultures are equal, why aren't people breaking down doors to get into Cuba or Somalia or Iraq? #AmericaTheMovie

2014-07-26 20:44:00 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Here's some evidence of evangelical Christians who deserve significant jail time.
#humanism  

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2014-07-26 19:00:58 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Is this just a reboot of an old fusion reactor idea?

The "alternative" reactor geometry reminds me mightily of what was once (rather unhelpfully) called a Magnetohydrodyamic reactor.  In the designs I remember, plasma was contained in a linear magnetic field/bottle that had both ends pinched closed by other magnetic fields.  The plasma would bounce back and forth between the pinches at either end. One pinch is slightly weaker than the other, so when plasma particles become sufficiently energetic, they would escape through the weaker pinched end.

The trick was to recognize that plasma would escape eventually, so they devised a way to let it escape in a controlled fashion rather than just trying to force it to stay put. The bonus was a resultant plasma jet coming out of the reactor.  The plasma jet would pass through a suitably aligned magnetic field to create electricity. F... more »

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2014-07-26 18:34:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

HPV vaccination rates need to improve in the #US.

I started with a +Scientific American article (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/unacceptably-low-number-of-teens-receives-hpv-vaccine/) but wondered what the US vaccination rate was compared to other countries.

It didn't take me long to find the document below, from the NIH. Australia and UK (and Canada, if you read the footnote) are achieving better coverage than the US.

It would be good if the US would join the rest of the high-income countries on this point, if for no other reason than promoting more global adoption of HPV vaccination.  (There's another infographic in the NIH page that shows mortality rates for cervical cancer in various global regions - very disheartening stuff.)

#HPV   #vaccination   #health  

Please note: I will first ridicule, and then immediatelybloc... more »

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2014-07-26 18:23:57 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Besson borks basic brain biology

Everyone seems to be ripping into Luc Besson for screwing up on a basic aspect of neuroscience in his new film "Lucy" - we do not - contrary to what the hooks for the movie would have us believe - use only 10% of our brains.  We pretty much use all of it all the time.

However, I think it was Isaac Asimov who said you're allowed one impossibility per story.  Considering how many conventional modern technologies were once thought to be utterly impossible, I find this a reasonable limitation.

Given the imaginative quirkiness of many of Besson's other movies (La Femme Nikita, and The Fifth Element in particular), I would like to hope that this one impossibility won't ruin the movie.

All I am saying, is give Luc a chance.

And also.... Scarlett Johansson.
Am I right?

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2014-07-26 18:06:56 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Some interesting tidbits about remembering dreams.

#cogsci  

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2014-07-26 17:50:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Issue 10 of Zygote Quarterly is out.

Articles include:
Gearing Up (and away): How a little backyard bug might change engineering by Tom McKeag
Product Design: Lighting by Lindsey Adelman
The Science of Seeing: It’s the Mix Not the Match That Makes the Magnificent Mole by Adelheid Fischer
a portfolio from Exploration Architecture
The ISO/TC 266 Biomimetics Standard Initiative by Taryn Mead and Norbert Hoeller
an interview with Ray Lucchesi
an interview with Tomislav Terzin and Megan Strickfaden
The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision (Capra and Luisi) reviewed by Janet Kübler, Michelle Y. Merrill and Randall Anway

#biomimetics   #bioinspired   #design  

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2014-07-26 15:39:38 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Brilliant. You gotta click to get the whole picture but it's worth it...

#starwars   #indianajones   #harrisonford   #jamesearljones   #hitler  

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2014-07-25 16:49:37 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)

A few weeks ago we launched Suggested Edits (http://goo.gl/OHJaJw) in Google Docs--a way to make edits that can be accepted or rejected by the owner of the document.

We know that some of you work with people who still use Word, so today we’re making it easier to collaborate with them by mapping tracked changes in .docx files to Suggested Edits in Docs and vice versa.

Happy editing!

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2014-07-25 01:54:39 (137 comments, 43 reshares, 47 +1s)

What is a scientific consensus?

I think there's a couple of things wrong with this article in +Scientific American.

1. The "message" from certain quarters - that anyone who doesn't accept the scientific consensus on #climatechange  is stupid - is only one of many messages one can find "out there" these days.  There's an implication that this is the only message available, which just isn't so. I think this could have easily been treated with a couple of extra sentences, so I chalk that one up to a reporting error.

2. The deeper problem, for me, is the notion of "scientific consensus." It is again implied that a scientific consensus is the same as any other consensus.  But I'm completely convinced that it is substantively different.

Conventional consensus (like political consensus, or organizational consensus) isof... more »

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2014-07-24 23:14:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Some really good thoughts on #science   #journalism  and #vacation  

My favorite bit:
"Focusing on work-related benefits of vacations from that work bothers me."

It's as if vacations are a duty one undertakes for the sake of being a better worker.  That is, IMHO, ridiculous.

2014-07-24 23:09:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

12 resources for word nerds.
I'm happy to see Weird Al's #WordCrimes  included in this list. :)

#language  

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2014-07-24 21:21:40 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 14 +1s)

Dogs experience jealousy.
Anyone who has had a good, long relationship with a dog already knows this, but it's nice to see it confirmed by #science  and used as part of the process of understanding how we evolved.

#evolution   #psychology  

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2014-07-24 21:17:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Oy vay!  Now that's a big bug!
#biology  

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2014-07-24 18:39:07 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Economists rate #climatechange  below other pressing problems.

They suggest focusing on "malnutrition interventions, malaria treatment, childhood immunization, deworming of schoolchildren, tuberculosis treatment, research and development to increase crop yields, early-warning systems for natural disasters, hepatitis B immunization, and low-cost drugs for acute heart attack" as well as others.

The problem I see here is that they're not necessarily the best "leverage points" against which to push to get the global human/earth system moving towards a better state.

If you look at Donella Meadows prioritized list of leverage points (http://www.donellameadows.org/archives/leverage-points-places-to-intervene-in-a-system/ - which, BTW, I think is brilliant), you'll see that all the suggestions of the economists are relatively weak leverage points.more »

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2014-07-24 03:29:54 (63 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

A stunning pile of naive, superficial, deeply luddite tripe about new technology.

"The geeks, with their ready willingness to abandon social norms, are pulling us toward a utopia nobody wants."

Nobody except us geeks.  And since no one else seems to give a fuck, we win by default.  Deal with it.

#technology  

2014-07-24 03:10:26 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

I've found this to be a particularly usable latin-english #dictionary.
You know, for the next time you need to talk to an ancient Roman or something.

2014-07-24 02:40:56 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

While this is from 2012, it's still valid.
Ignoring trolls is not a good practice.

Not to mention that there's recent research (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886914000324) suggesting a connection between trollism and psychopathy.

2014-07-24 00:17:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

I consider this a superior resource of information completely #debunking   the notion of #biblecodes   and secret messages allegedly hidden in various "scriptures."

#humanism  

2014-07-23 23:45:24 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

+Iman Matani appears to be copying content from other sources into his G+ stream without any attribution at all. 

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2014-07-23 22:45:52 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Are you fucking kidding me?!?!
If there was ever a book all copies of which should be burned, it's this one.
#atheism  

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2014-07-23 21:08:49 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)

Vint Cerf explains #ICANN.

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2014-07-23 17:27:34 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)

Project Check is a website designed to provide the public with easy access to a number of life saving medical checklists.

This is a really cool project!
#healthcare  

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2014-07-23 13:30:35 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)

#Google offers $1M for a "better" power inverter.
Not sure $1M is enough, but it's a start.

2014-07-23 04:18:26 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

PZtively against positive thinking.
(See what I did there?) 

2014-07-22 15:32:04 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Ken Ham demonstrates nicely why the (I think) inevitable discovery of other intelligent species in the universe will cause massive cognitive dissonance among many religious people.

#atheism  

2014-07-22 11:54:55 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

The #complexity of #LEGO  (oh, and a bunch of other things like electronic circuits and ant colonies) increases with a sublinear power law of size.

I don't know what impresses me more; that power laws seem to describe complex structures so well, or that LEGO obeys the same rules as living organisms and cities.

#scaling   #science  

2014-07-22 03:26:27 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

The Debunking Handbook
I find this a very useful source for some well-founded techniques to increase the odds of debunking myths.

#reason   #science   #debunking  

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2014-07-22 01:40:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Science merit badges: nice idea, but needs more support

I like the notion of these kinds of acknowledgements - things one might display as gravatars on one's blog or G+ page, for instance - but if they're really merit badges, then they ought to be earned.

I propose that the NSF or the UCS or some branch of the UN create a series of online "tests" designed to assess one's knowledge of specific areas of science.  One gets the merit badge if one achieves what might be considered a reasonable lay-person's level of understanding.

+Google+ +Union of Concerned Scientists +United Nations 
#science  

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2014-07-21 18:17:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Here's a pretty cool trick to speed up and simplify identifying nasty viruses:

"a new prototype device can display a fluorescent letter in the presence of nucleic acid sequences from the Ebola virus or the closely-related Marburg virus: ‘E’ for Ebola or ‘M’ for Marburg."

Link to the actual paper:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201402698/abstract

#microbiology   #virus   #diagnosis  

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2014-07-21 18:09:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

The influence of overlying compressive masses in the formation of natural arches.

Includes a really cool video clip of experiments that simulate the formation of the arch.

#geology   #materialscience  

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