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David Basanta
Works at Moffitt Cancer Center
Attended King's College London
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The gap or what to do when you are trying to hold two incompatible positions. #climatechange  


HT: +Simon Hayward 
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I love her eyes!
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Today I learned that the scientific method was discovered by the Arabs. Thanks +Neil deGrasse Tyson, I guess I should now quit this science thing and consider creationism. 
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Storytelling is powerful and insidious and can when used to promote self interest do something that is in fact the exact opposite of what science is. If the show is about science it should explain science as the anti-philosophy, as the method one follows when one realizes that the greatest source of noise is our own want and fear. Dressing up the universe as a prom date risks fanning our already out of control love affair with existential self centeredness. The AMWAY sell-to-your-friends-and-family model works really well… but what are the social/societal/emotional consequences?
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Now it's time to fill it with beer and science.
 
Getting ready for May! #pint2014
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I'd def like a pint of Science come this Friday! 
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Moffitt's Gatenby briefly explains the importance of math in cancer. He will be telling us more at @PintofScienceUS http://ow.ly/vsbWV
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Also I usually take a long time to finish a pint so having a place to leave my drink will be handy. Specially if it looks nice like this!
 
Coasters...so you have somewhere to rest your beverage while you raise your hand to ask questions to the speakers during #pint2014
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David Mitchell (from Mitchell and Webb fame) rants about charity races. Do you agree? If not, here's this for you: http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1088017&supId=400183943&extSiteType=4

+***** #Miles4Moffitt
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Well, it's finally 5pm!
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+Brent Reynolds, you could come to the science festival +Pint of Science US that we are organising next month 
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Guess who is Moffitt's featured postdoc? Our very own +Arturo Araujo 
Our very own Arturo Araujo is the featured postdoc for Moffitt's postdoctoral association. Who can resist the allure of a bow tie wearing mathematical oncologist?
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Is there a science awareness month? If not I think it is about time to suggest one!
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No, you have not hurt any feelings. Thats the point. We've got to get out side of our own self interest, our own feelings. That is what science attempts. What makes science unique among all human pursuits. Thats why philosophy is the opposite of science. Thats why this whole Johnny-Come-Lately philosophical adoption of science is so absurd and embarrassing. It is one thing if the pope changes his mind about abortion or homosexuality, but if he then claimed to always have been pro-choice or queer-advocate… that would be over the top in all the most obvious and egregious of ways. How "normal people see things" is exactly why science is necessary and rare.
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Cancers grow and change following Darwinian-style evolution.
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Mathematical modeller studying evolutionary dynamics in cancer and working with cancer biologists and doctors at the Moffitt Cancer Center. Since I am not a medical doctor, please keep in mind that my views just represent those of a student of certain aspects of cancer using mathematical approaches.

I am also involved in Pint of Science US, a science outreach organisation that you really want to follow/join/help.
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  • King's College London
    PhD, 2001 - 2005
  • Universidad de Oviedo
    Computer Science, 1992 - 2000
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