Tag: science
Back on March 14, 2020, I began a series on the Coronavirus, which continued through 35 installments (the most recent of which was posted on November 10, 2021). This is not technically an installment of that series, but it addresses another kind of infection, which persists to this day among a certain brand of “libertarians”—who exhibited symptoms of it way back…
Tutta la Scienza è Parassitaria
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il primo febbraio 2016 con il titolo Je Suis #ResearchParasite. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. In un editoriale pubblicato sul New England Journal of Medicine (“Data Sharing,” 21 gennaio), Dan Longo e Jeffrey Drazen inventano un nuovo curioso termine: “parassita della ricerca”. Gli autori in teoria dicono: Condividere le informazioni è…
Scienza o Gerarchia?
[Di Xavier Zambrana-Puyalto. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 13 dicembre 2016 con il titolo Science or Hierarchy? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Nel mondo accademico c’è una sensazione diffusa: tutto potrebbe essere fatto molto meglio. Ma cos’è esattamente che non va bene? A mio parere, il problema principale è che abbiamo permesso…
Science or Hierarchy?
There is a general feeling in the academic world: things could be done in a much better way. But what exactly has gone wrong? I would argue the main problem is that we have allowed ‘irrational authority’ (also known as hierarchy) to take over reason and knowledge. To start, let me differentiate between rational and…
Je Suis #ResearchParasite
In an editorial at the New England Journal of Medicine (“Data Sharing,” Jan. 21), Dan Longo and Jeffrey Drazen have coined an interesting new term: “research parasite.” In theory, the authors say: Data sharing is beautiful. But when you get down to all the practical details, it turns out to be one of those beautiful…
Natural Law, or Don’t Put a Rubber on Your Willy
The laws of God, the laws of Man, He may keep who will, and can; Not I: let God and man decree Laws for themselves and not for me. –A.E. Housman Political Myth and Self-Hypnosis A rose by any other name Would never, never smell the same And cunning is the nose that knows An…
Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader
Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader Interview by Anson Mount (Mother Earth News) (Originally published in Mother Earth News, January/February, 1976 issue) Introduction It was so easy back then — during the 1950’s and early 60’s — to be a Right Thinking Citizen of the United States. Easy because we all knew who wore the…
Carl Sagan and the Beginning of History
Our pale blue dot has circled its star eighteen times since it lost the astronomer who gave us the perspective to see it that way — and that phrase. Carl Sagan is not usually remembered as a political prophet, aside from pioneering recognition of the dangers of nuclear war and remaining an inspiration to opponents of drug criminalization. But his…
Decentralizing Science: Local Biohacking
Sebastian A.B.: The amateur, tinkering genius in her garage now finds a home with communities of researchers engaged in playful cleverness. Biology, formerly prohibitively expensive, is now fertile ground for the hacking of positive Black Swans.
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Libertarians for Junk Science
Kevin Carson on politically selective criticism of junk science.
The Problem with Privatization
Thomas L. Knapp juxtaposes the sham privatization currently practiced with real privatization.
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