Straight from my gmail spam folder, the other side of the coin: solicitations for publications. Now that’s an enthusiastic Greetings!!! usually reserved for people promising me miracle drugs. Nigerian barristers tend to be more somber, which is reasonable given that they are usually informing me of the passing of previously unheard of (but very dear, […]
Part of being a scientist is curating the work of other scientists. This is called peer review. Peer review is critical to the well-being of science, because it helps ensure that the scientific record is important, correct, and has passed some level of validation before being put in front of other people. Peer review is […]
Fantastic post over at Slate Star Codex on how people use statistics to cheat at science. I already gave my take on the pressures scientists face, and the culture that leads to it. I wish I had written that post, or its linked articles. Go read.
I’ve followed the discussion on 23andme’s quarrel with the FDA with a lot of interest, and already had a heated argument with a friend about it. I realized that I had a jumble of disorganized ideas, possibly as a result of being the product of two different cultures: the medical establishment, and the Internet’s hacker […]