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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 04 2012

Historical Antecedents

John Cole, February 3, 2012: They are lying about tax and regulatory burdens. They are lying about social security. They are lying about Obamacare and Medicare and Medicaid. They are lying about the environment and global warming. They are lying about poor people and black people and gay people and immigrants. They are lying about …

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Feb 04 2012

Boycotting Paper Submissions To Non-Open-Access Journals

Very interesting discussion going on at Michael Eisen’s blogge about the proposal for scientists to boycott submitting their manuscripts to non-open-access journals in order to hasten the transition to author-pays open-access scientific publishing models. My position is that those of us with tenured or otherwise secure jobbes are the ones who should be manning the …

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Feb 03 2012

Friendship

Some of my closest friends in life–for whom I would lay down my life if necessary and vice versa–I neither speak to, e-mail, nor see for years at a time. But when I do see them, it’s like we were never apart. Friendships forged years and years ago do not necessarily require regular contact, because …

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