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Samuel Leuenberger
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六十の手習い
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The scary marketing can be defeated with a bit of knowledge.
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Le populisme "précautionniste" plutôt que d'expliquer les faits de l'expertise scientifique.
Il serait temps que la France patrie des lumières prenne conscience de l'obscurantisme rampant dans les médias et la classe politique.
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Voilà longtemps que je me désole sur l'indigence scientifique des médias...
Malheureusement ce n'est pas un simple ressentit, à en lire ce travail d'analyse remarquable, la situation est encore pire que ce que je le craignais.
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That's a new low in scientific ethics: suing a researcher because you disagree with his findings.

I suspect that the litigation system in the US is partially responsible in that even frivolous lawsuits that will be dismissed still incur costs for the defendant. Nevertheless, the very fact that a "scientist" would rely on this flawed system to silence his critics is quite appalling.
I encourage anyone to learn more about the Jackobson vs Clack & NAAS and support the #DontSueScience effort.
#DontSueScience
#DontSueScience
dontsuescience.org
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Africans can die of malnutrition and poverty, as long as our replete "environmentalists" in the West don't have their dogmas challenged.

Indeed, when you see that Museveni (Uganda's president) refused to sign the bill that would allow these life-saving bananas by parroting all the misinformation of Greenpeace you wonder how these so-called "environmentalists" can look at themselves in a mirror.
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Will biohackers boost trust in biology or rather force legislation to adapt?

I would call this editorial from Nature optimistic, but that would be the softest way to improve the backward regulations in Europe about gene editing. My feeling is more that regulations will have to adapt due to economic pressure and societal changes: When your science is lagging behind because your geneticists have to go abroad to do their jobs, when your citizens are deprived of substantial benefits because you are forbidding use of new technologies, it is probably time to realize how unscientific and irrational your risk assessments are (when they exist at all).
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" I always wondered how it would be if a superior species landed on earth and showed us how they play chess. I feel now I know."
- Grand Master Chess player Peter Heine Nielsen

It is no surprise that the AI behind AlphaGo would be also capable of beating the best chess players; but the amazing thing here is it only took AlphaZero 4 hours to master the game of chess and then beat Stockfish, the best Chess program available, itself better than Deep Blue which beat Kasparov years ago.

By doing this AlphaZero proves that it is truly flexible and capable of solving any complete information game with vastly superior capability than humans.
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China has found a new solution to public health costs issues...

Except the so-called "traditional medicine" is not a placebo. When it comes to quackery, at least homeopathy will not poison the patients. The problem with this kind of policies is that it will make it more difficult for scientists in China to debunk the fake promises of herbal remedies.
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Did I say last time that robotics were progressing by leaps and bounds ?
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The sprayer get sprayed (with glyphosate)

I was so far believing that IARC's surprising classification of glyphosate as a probable carcinogenic in its latest monograph was a clever gaming of IARC's review rules by Christopher Portier - chair of IARC's technical committee - to avoid significant studies and help reach this conclusion. But it now appear that we have an outright scientific falsification here that may (and should) doom IARC itself.
With C. Portier recently found to have been paid by a litigation firm around $160'000 to help them litigate Monsanto about glyphosate we start to have a picture that makes Monsanto looks like a paragon of virtue compared to its adversaries.
The irony of all this: all these findings were thanks to the litigation brought against Monsanto by Portier and its ilks. The "Monsanto Papers" are at last starting to be really interesting.
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