The highly-profitable business of scientific publication, and the detrimental effects of that practice on scientific progress.
“The highest form of efficiency is the spontaneous coordination of a free people.” – Woodrow Wilson As alluded to in my previous post, good friend, fellow collaborator and revolutionary, Ryan Frisinger and I are very close to rolling out a Patreon project promoting our brand of radical citizen science, bio-hacking, practical philosophy and change-the-world… [More…]
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. ~ Saul Bellow I’ve been thinking of late about the pits we dig for ourselves due to a fundamental misunderstanding of the first two laws of thermodynamics. Or if not so much a misunderstanding, at least botched application…. [More…]
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see” — Arthur Schopenhauer It won’t require mastery of spin or influence on my part to convince you that we are products of our environment. We understand, at an intuitive, gut level, that there is an… [More…]
I’ve discussed the idea of a Venn overlap between science, intuition and field observation many times before (here’s one example); the idea that science cannot be the end-all, be-all when contemplating the reactions of a vastly complex organism, living in a vastly complex environment. Some things can only be reduced so far. Some variables… [More…]
The Red Wheelbarrow, William Carlos Williams so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. So I’m hit with the “what do I eat prior to working out” question frequently in my training practice, and I think my clients are a bit taken back by the complexity required… [More…]