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there is grandeur in this view of life
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Kateřina Klapilová mě požádala, abych zveřejnil inzerát na pracovní místo v oblasti experimentální psychologie. Talentovaní badatelé, vpřed!
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"I prefer this living Phineas. He does not become more alien with every new image. He is at peace with a brutal, chaotic world. He knows what he has lived through. Fuck the freak flag, he says. I’m a survivor." :-)
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Pro všechny, kteří měli pochybnosti o tom, zda je Massimo Pigliucci skutečně trouba: nominoval Quina na nejpřeceňovanějšího filosofa 20. století, protože ... eeee ... "he denied the existence of a meaningful distinction between values and facts". Ty voe, kde? A kromě toho je podle něj Russell zároveň nejdůležitější i nejpřeceňovanější; asi četl fakt jen SEP a Logicomix.
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Přepočet cen základních komodit v letech 1989 a 2011. Voličům komunistů se zjevně stýská po polotučném mléce, která bylo o čtvrtinu levnější. h/t: Jakub Tvrdý
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První recenze Johnsonovy monografie o Darwinovi:

IT WAS only on reaching the third-from-last paragraph of this book that I realised why historian Paul Johnson had written it. Leading up to this revelation is what amounts to a long list of gripes about Charles Darwin.

We hear at length about how lucky he was and how various concepts of evolution were already in the intellectual air, or even well accepted. Darwin is scolded for not having come up with the Mendelian principles of genetics himself and criticised for emphasising the suffering and violence inherent in the natural world. Amazingly, his use of the word "struggle" - as in "the struggle for existence" - is somehow blamed for Hitler's use of the word in Mein Kampf. The aim of all this, while incidentally acknowledging Darwin's genius, seems to be to manufacture an air of mediocrity around the naturalist's achievements.

Then we get to the end of the book and learn that Johnson is fed up with "Darwinian fundamentalists"- but he doesn't say what he thinks this means.
My conclusion: we don't need another agenda-driven biography to add to the pile.
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Připomínám, že 26. října obhajuje Filip Jaroš svou dizertaci o mystice zbarvení kočkovitých šelem. Text ještě není dostupný online, ale někdo zveřejnil aspoň krátkou anotaci: "If atheism were true, why do cats have pretty stripes on them?" h/t: Jerry Coyne
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