November 12, 2012

Another succinct alternative to another dualism.

If you liked our succinct alternatives to Cartesian dualism, then you might like this sentence – the text of a slide –  from Prof. Luiz Pessoa's compelling presentation at today's stimulating Maryland Neuroimaging Retreat, hosted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine:
"There are no cognitive or emotional brain regions, per se."

November 11, 2012

Proofreading is important, part 0.695

Cannondale claims to make a bicycle with a frame weighing 0.695 grams, which is about the weight of one grain of (uncooked) rice:

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November 4, 2012

Is abuse of the null hypothesis a felony or a misdemeanor?

Just one sentence from "Activity Metabolism Measurements Made Easy in Metabolic Phenotyping" by Dr. J.R.B. Lighton:
"Thus the null hypothesis is not only falsified, it is smashed into smithereens that daintily and prettily drift down to the floor like dandelion seeds, except that they sparkle in the moonlight."


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