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Roberto Alamino
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When your life is not profitable
For those who believe that market competition is the best thing for science, I hope you never get bitten by a coral snake: "Antivenom shortage The bite of a coral snake may soon be more dangerous, in part because bites are so uncommon. Production of coral s...

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Randomly Infinite
As some of you might know, I am writing a popular book about Bayesian probabilities and science. The first draft, which is a work in progress, can be found for download here and I appreciate any feedback: The Probable Universe I am working on a revised vers...

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The Circle of Life
I have just read this funny circular definition of law on June's Scientific American: "(...) would be strong evidence of life, widely defined: a biological system that encodes information and uses this information to build complex molecules." I'll leave to ...

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The (New) Meaning of Science
Every word, in every language has a life cycle. Words are used by humans in their daily affairs and humans are complicated creatures whose decisions are affected by a complex interplay between reason and emotion. Because of this, words evolve in such a way ...

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Game of Life
I have just found this application that allows you to simulate Conway's Game of Life and other cellular automata: Golly It's an open source program that allows you to change the update rules for two dimensional automata. I have been playing with it a bit an...

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Post-Empiricism and Data Tables
I was reading Peter Woit's blog and stumbled with this post-modern word: post-empiricism. Apparently, a guy named Richard Dawid, said to be a physicist-turned-philosopher whatever that means, wrote a book about this and String Theory. I haven't read the boo...

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The "Real World" Delusion
If you are a professional of any of those areas that are concerned with human development instead of generating money, you must have heard many times the question 'What is the real life application of your research/work?' There is an interesting comment abo...

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The Probable Universe
I'm writing a popular book on Bayesian probability called provisionally The Probable Universe . I will leave the draft (remember, it's a draft!) available as a PDF file on my website via the link: http://alamino.org/the-probable-universe/ Feel free to downl...

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