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Paradigm shifts, paradigm drifts

This essay is from 2009 and much of this still feels novel. I guess paradigms take time to shift. Or is it gradually, then suddenly? “I present here examples of what in my mind consti­tute paradigm shifts and drifts in […]

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Google’s DeepMind opens its protein database to science.

“The new data­base of rough­ly 350,000 pro­tein se­quences and struc­tures rep­re­sents a po­ten­tial­ly mon­u­men­tal achieve­ment for the life sci­ences, one that could has­ten new bi­o­log­i­cal in­sights and the de­vel­op­ment of new drugs. Deep­Mind said it will be free and ac­ces­si­ble […]

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A list of exaggerated psychological phenomena

“A medical reversal is when an existing treatment is found to actually be useless or harmful. Psychology has in recent years been racking up reversals: in fact only 40-65% of its classic social results were replicated, in the weakest sense […]

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The stock market speaks

“Alchian’s study using only public information to successfully identify the fuel material of a secret US nuclear bomb test provides powerful evidence in favor of market efficiency…” | learn more