Scientific Virtues

Memes that define the virtues of science and behaviors that we should emulate.


Folksonomies: enlightenment science virtue

Memes

21 APR 2014

 Childlike Curiosity is a Virtue

As a species, humans manifest a quality called neoteny, the retention of juvenile characteristics into adulthood. Neoteny has physical ramifications—scarce body hair and a flat face are two examples—but it also has neurological ones. Namely, we have an extraordinary capacity to continue learning throughout life. If neoteny helps to explain our ability to learn, researchers are now figuring out what drives us to take advantage of it. In 2008, a group of scientists set up a novel fMRI stu...
Folksonomies: evolution virtue curiosity
Folksonomies: evolution virtue curiosity
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An neotenatal evolutionary adaptation that allows us lifelong learning.

03 MAR 2014

 Science and Democracy are Synergistic

The values of science and tha values of democracy are concordant, in many cases indistinguishable. Science confers power on anyone who takes the trouble to learn it. Science thrives on the free exchange of ideas; its values are antithetical to secrecy. Science holds to no special vantage points or privileged positions. Both science and democracy encourage unconventional opinions and vigorous debate. Both demand adeguate reason, coherent argument, rigorous standards of evidence and hones...
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The two concepts support one another.

24 JAN 2014

 Florence Nightingale Worshiped Quantification

[Of her] Her statistics were more than a study, they were indeed her religion. For her Quetelet was the hero as scientist, and the presentation copy of his Physique sociale is annotated by her on every page. Florence Nightingale believed—and in all the actions of her life acted upon that belief—that the administrator could only be successful if he were guided by statistical knowledge. The legislator—to say nothing of the politiciantoo often failed for want of this knowledge. Nay, she we...
Folksonomies: virtue quantification
Folksonomies: virtue quantification
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Described here as being virtuously dedicated to statistics and measurement in medicine.

30 DEC 2013

 Truth is the Singular Focus of the Scientist

The Man of Science ought not to look at, or respect, any thing but the discovery and propagation of truth. Instead of respecting mischievous and erroneous establishments, he, of all men, is bound, by every honourable tie, to make an exposure of them, and to teach the people right from wrong. His knowledge and discoveries should be like the benefits of Nature dispensed alike to all without price or reward. He ought to be the patron of truth, and the enemy of error, in whatever shape it might a...
Folksonomies: science virtue truth
Folksonomies: science virtue truth
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It should be the highest virtue.

15 DEC 2013

 Leo Szilard's Ten Commandments

1. Recognize the connections of things and the laws of conduct of men so that you may know what you are doing. 2. Let your acts be directed toward a worthy goal but do not ask if they will reach it; they are to be models and examples, not a means to an end. 3. Speak to all men as you do to yourself, with no concern for the effect you make, so that you do not shut them out from your world, lest in isolation the meaning of life slips out if sight and you lose the belief in the perfection of t...
Folksonomies: meaning morals life purpose
Folksonomies: meaning morals life purpose
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Deep and poetic.

28 OCT 2013

 Presenting Evidence is a Moral Act

Making an evidence presentation is a moral act as well as an intellectual activity. To maintain standards of quality, relevance, and integrity for evidence, consumers of presentations should insist that presenters be held intellectually and ethically responsible for what they show and tell. Thus consuming a presentation is also an intellectual and a moral activity.
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Our responsibility as the audience is to hold the presenter accountable.

08 APR 2013

 The Deep Cost of Science

"Oh... there aren't many people who know how to do true science - understanding something for the very first time, even if it confuses the hell out of you. Help would be helpful." Draco stared at Harry with his mouth open. "But make no mistake, Draco, true science really isn't like magic, you can't just do it and walk away unchanged like learning how to say the words of a new spell. The power comes with a cost, a cost so high that most people refuse to pay it." Draco nodded at this as tho...
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Is learning to admit your wrong, and everytime you change your mind you change yourself.

05 APR 2013

 Negative Capability

I had not a dispute but a disquisition with Dilke, upon various subjects; several things dove-tailed in my mind, and at once it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason - Coleridge, for instance, would let go by a fine isolated verisimilitude caugh...
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According to wikipedia: "...the capacity of human beings to transcend and revise their contexts." Here is the first use of the term by John Keats, where it sounds more like the ability to remain calm and rational in the face of uncertainty and not jump to conclusions without evidence.

16 MAR 2013

 Buckminster Fuller's Advice to a Youth

The things to do are: the things that need doing: that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done—that no one else has told you to do or how to do it. This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or Try making experiments of anything j^ Try making experiments of anything you conceive and are inten...
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Find things that need doing, but aren't being done, experiment, and understand that words are tools.

09 JAN 2013

 Science Morals are Based on Empathy

The expression of empathy in humans requires that individuals have the proper experiences growing up. If children never witness adults behaving with respect tow)ward others, they are unlikely to learn how to do so themselves. Empathy, like most human traits. arises through a combination of our biological potential and our environmental influences. For that reason, groups of people can show wide variation in their emphatic style, and the expression of it within any single group can change sign...
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As opposed to dictates from a supernatural being.

01 AUG 2012

 A Liberal Decalogue

Perhaps the essence of the Liberal outlook could be summed up in a new decalogue, not intended to replace the old one but only to supplement it. The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows: 1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. 2. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light. 3. Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed. 4. When you...
Folksonomies: philosophy virtue
Folksonomies: philosophy virtue
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Bertrand Russel's 10 rules to live by for those who love truth and knowledge.

12 JUN 2012

 Changing Your Mind is a Virtue

All interpretations made by a scientist are hypotheses, and all hypotheses are tentative. They must forever be tested and they must be revised if found to be unsatisfactory. Hence, a change of mind in a scientist, and particularly in a great scientist, is not only not a sign of weakness but rather evidence for continuing attention to the respective problem and an ability to test the hypothesis again and again.
Folksonomies: virtue hypotheses
Folksonomies: virtue hypotheses
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It shows you're paying attentions and are flexible to new evidence.

31 MAY 2012

 Atheistic in Experimentation; Therefore, Atheist in Daily...

My practice as a scientist is atheistic. That is to say, when I set up an experiment I assume that no god, angel or devil is going to interfere with its course; and this assumption has been justified by such success as I have achieved in my professional career. I should therefore be intellectually dishonest if I were not also atheistic in the affairs of the world.
Folksonomies: science religion atheism
Folksonomies: science religion atheism
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Scientific virtue.

28 APR 2012

 Science Civilizes

Scientific modes of thought cannot be developed and become generally accepted unless people renounce their primary, unreflecting, and spontaneous attempt to understand all their experience in terms of its purpose and meaning for themselves. The development that led to more adequate knowledge and increasing control of nature was therefore, considered from one aspect, also a development toward greater self-control by men.
Folksonomies: science virtue
Folksonomies: science virtue
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People must renounce their need to understand everything as it relates to themselves. This virtue increase human self-control.

18 MAR 2012

 Improve Ourselves, but Also Contribute to the Improvement...

We cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individual. Toward this end, each of us must work for his own highest development, accepting at the same time his share of responsibility in the general life of humanity—our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
Folksonomies: science virtues
Folksonomies: science virtues
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Quoting Marie Curie.

16 MAR 2012

 The Joy of Being Wrong

It does happen. I have previously told the story of a respected elder statesman of the Zoology Department at Oxford when I was an undergraduate. For years he had passionately believed, and taught, that the Golgi Apparatus (a microscopic feature of the interior of cells) was not real: an artefact, an illusion. Every Monday afternoon it was the custom for the whole department to listen to a research talk by a visiting lecturer. One Monday, the visitor was an American cell biologist who presente...
Folksonomies: science veracity
Folksonomies: science veracity
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Dawkins describes a professor being convinced that he was wrong about something for many years and being thankful for convincing to the truth.

28 JAN 2012

 Scientists Must Remain Modest

Vulnerable, like all men, to the temptations of arrogance, of which intellectual pride is the worst, he [the scientist] must nevertheless remain sincere and modest, if only because his studies constantly bring home to him that, compared with the gigantic aims of science, his own contribution, no matter how important, is only a drop in the ocean of truth.
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Because they must know that their contributions to the body of knowledge are just drops in an ocean.

12 JAN 2012

 Science Must Remain Apolitical

The traditional boundaries between various fields of science are rapidly disappearing and what is more important science does not know any national borders. The scientists of the world are forming an invisible network with a very free flow of scientific information - a freedom accepted by the countries of the world irrespective of political systems or religions. ... Great care must be taken that the scientific network is utilized only for scientific purposes - if it gets involved in political...
Folksonomies: politics science
Folksonomies: politics science
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According to Nobel Laureate Sune K. Bergström, if science is to maintain its status as a force for development that builds networks of people from all over the world.

05 JAN 2012

 Creationsim VS "I Don't Know"

Where did the primal seed of the big bang come from? How did life begin? How did monarch butterflies evolve the ability to navigate to their winter home? God did it, says the believer. I don't know, says the agnostic. The two statements have exactly the same explanatory value. Zero. Why then opt for one rather than the other? The first provides an illusion of understanding, and reinforces the ancient belief in a personal divinity who attends to our individual lives. The second is a goad to c...
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Neither explains any natural phenomena, but the latter leads the door open to curiosity.

04 JAN 2012

 Enemies Make the Best Peer Reviewers

One way of dealing with errors is to have friends who are willing to spend the time necessary to carry out a critical examination of the experimental design beforehand and the results after the experiments have been completed. An even better way is to have an enemy. An enemy is willing to devote a vast amount of time and brain power to ferreting out errors both large and small, and this without any compensation. The trouble is that really capable enemies are scarce; most of them are only ordi...
Folksonomies: virtue peer review enemies
Folksonomies: virtue peer review enemies
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Quoting Georg von Békésy, who says that enemies will work hard to disprove you for free, but sometimes they are ruined by becoming friends.

02 JAN 2012

 Davy Connects Science to Hope

But Davy wished to make even bigger, philosophical claims for the scientific spirit and imagination. Drawing on his previous exchanges with Coleridge about the ‘hopeful’ nature of scientific progress, he put before his audience a vision of human civilisation itself, brought into being by the scientific drive to enquire and create. Science had woken and energised mankind from his primal ignorance and ‘slumber’. This was in effect Davy’s version of the Prometheus myth: ‘Man, in what...
Folksonomies: science virtue hope
Folksonomies: science virtue hope
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Science is Hope according to the former President of the Royal Society.

01 JAN 2012

 Admit When You Don't Know

There are things that not even the best scientists of today can explain. But that doesn't mean we should block off all investigation by resorting to phoney 'explanations' invoking magic or the supernatural, which don't actually explain at all. Just imagine how a medieval man - even the most educated man of his era - would have reacted if he had seen a jet plane, a laptop computer, a mobile telephone or a satnav device. He would probably have called them supernatural, miraculous. But these dev...
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It is more honest to admit ignorance, to admit that something is a puzzle, than to invoke the supernatural to explain it.

30 AUG 2011

 Facts are as Sacred as Principles

Philosophers and theologians have yet to learn that a physical fact is as sacred as a moral principle. Our own nature demands from us this double allegiance.
Folksonomies: ethics morality
Folksonomies: ethics morality
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"physical fact is as sacred as a moral principle"

10 JUN 2011

 The Naturalist Virtue of Leaving Nature Untouched

Of course, we can combine natural history study with gardening, hunting, owning pets, and other pursuits that keep us close to the earth. The more such activities, the better, in terms of a full, rich, characterbuilding relationship to nature. But natural history study provides training in another key environmental virtue that the others do not: leaving things alone. The sportsman’s code prohibits wasting meat from the animals killed, the organic gardener’s ethics proscribe unsustainable ...
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Take only photographs, leave only footprints.

10 JUN 2011

 Non-Anthropocentricm as a Virtue

Anthropocentrism isn’t just a faulty value system, but also a faulty way of understanding the world. Modern science has shown this, displacing human beings from the center of the universe, opening up immense vistas of space and time, telling a story of life in which chance, not destiny, has raised an unusual primate to dominance for a short time on a tiny planet in one insignificant corner of the universe. We know this, of course. But our daily experience tends to contradict it, as we walk ...
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Science displaced humans as the center of the Universe, and as a result, we can see reality more clearly.

04 JUN 2011

 Tolerance for Ambiguity

I have a tolerance for ambiguity. It's clear to me that there's some questions that humans don't have the answers to and what arrogance to imagine we have answers to all questions. Science is sometimes, I know, attacked for supposed arogance, but I think it's the most humble occupation and discipline around. Because, instead of trying to impose our preconceptions, our predispositions on the Universe, we are open before the Universe to see what the Universe has to offer. Science is in the busi...
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Carl Sagan on the humility of science in not imposing its preconceptions on reality.

18 MAY 2011

 How Science is Different from Any Other Human Enterprise

Science is different from many another human enterprise - not, of course, in its practitioners' being influenced by the culture they grew up in, nor in sometimes being right and sometimes wrong (which are common to every human activity), but in its passion for framing testable hypotheses, in its search for definitive experiments that confirm or deny ideas, in the vigour of its substantive debate, and in its willingness to abandon ideas that have been found wanting. If we were not aware of our...
Folksonomies: science scientific method
Folksonomies: science scientific method
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For its need to form testable hypotheses.

08 MAY 2011

 Humility is a Scientific Virtue

...science is part and parcel humility. Scientists do not seek to impose their needs and wants on Nature, but instead humbly interrogate Nature and take seriously what they find. We are aware that revered scientists have been wrong. We understand human imperfection. We insist on independent and - to the extent possible - quantitative verification of proposed tenets of belief. We are constantly prodding, challenging, seeking contradictions or small, persistent residual errors, proposing altern...
Folksonomies: science virtue
Folksonomies: science virtue
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Scientists must approach nature with open eyes and recognize human imperfection.

04 MAY 2011

 Absolute Certainty Will Always Elude Us

There is much that science doesn't understand, many mysteries still to be resolved. In a Universe tens of billions of light years across and some ten or fifteen billion years old, this may be the case forever. We are constantly stumbling on surprises. Yet some New Age and religious writers assert that scientists believe that 'what they find is all there is'. Scientists may reject mystic revelations for which there is no evidence except somebody's say-so, but they hardly believe their knowledg...
Folksonomies: science empricism
Folksonomies: science empricism
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Science has a built-in error-detection mechanism.

19 APR 2011

 Dissent as a Scientific Virtue

First, of course, comes independence, in observation and thence in thought. I once told an audience of school-children that the world would never change if they did not contradict their elders. J was chagrined to find next morning that this axiom outraged their parents. Yet it is the basis of the scientific method. A man must see, do and think things for himself, in the face of those who are sure that they have already been over all that ground. In science, there is no substitute for independ...
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Without dissent, there is no progress.

19 APR 2011

 Respect is a Scientific Virtue

The society of scientists must be a democracy.® It can keep alive and grow only by a constant tension between dissent and respect; between independence from the views of Others, and tolerance for them. The crux of the ethical problem is to fuse these, the private and the public needs. Tolerance alone is not enough; this is why the bland, kindly civilizations of the East, where to contradict is a personal affront, developed no strong science. And independence is not enough either: the sad his...
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Mutual respect, building ideas on other ideas, is crucial to how science works.

30 MAR 2011

 CITOKATE

This is, in fact the critical discovery of science. That we often perceive what we expect or want to perceive, often at variance with what is objectively true. The Cro Magnon genius of trumping objective evidence with subjective belief. The original and only true form of magic.How has science dealt with this quandary? By encouraging open enquiry and vigorous reciprocal accountability. And by enticing younger researchers to take risks and challenge portions of the edifice that may be weak, w...
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An acronym that expresses an important scientific principle: "Criticism Is The Only Known Antidote To Error"

05 MAR 2011

 The Light of Science Defines the Rights of Human Beings

All eyes are opened, or opening to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born ,with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of god. These are grounds of hope for others.
Folksonomies: enlightenment science
Folksonomies: enlightenment science
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Quote from Jefferson arguing that scientific thought was making people aware that we are all equal.

01 MAR 2011

 Self Control in Children is Predictive of Success as an A...

"Children who had the greatest self-control in primary school and preschool ages were most likely to have fewer health problems when they reached their 30s," says Terrie Moffitt, a professor of psychology at Duke University and King's College London. Moffitt and a team of researchers studied a group of 1,000 people born in New Zealand in 1972 and 1973, tracking them from birth to age 32. The new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the best evidence yet...
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A study measuring children's self-control found a correlation between low self-control and problems later in life.

25 FEB 2011

 Emotionally Interested People Resemble the Mentally Impaired

To neurophysiologists, who research cognitive functions, the emotionally driven appear to suffer from cognitive deficits that mimic certain types of brain injuries. Not just partisan political junkies, but ardent sports fans, the devout, even hobbyists. Anyone with an intense emotional interest in a subject loses the ability to observe it objectively: You selectively perceive events. You ignore data and facts that disagree with your main philosophy. Even your memory works to fool you, as you ...
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When people become emotionally involved with something, they lose perspective on it, missing information that contradicts their emotional investment.

24 FEB 2011

 Science VS Belief

Science seeks the truth. And it does not discriminate. For better or worse it finds things out. Science is humble. It knows what it knows and it knows what it doesn’t know. It bases its conclusions and beliefs on hard evidence -­- evidence that is constantly updated and upgraded. It doesn’t get offended when new facts come along. It embraces the body of knowledge. It doesn’t hold on to medieval practices because they are tradition. If it did, you wouldn’t get a shot of penicillin, yo...
Folksonomies: science atheism
Folksonomies: science atheism
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Ricky Gervais on the virtue of science.

08 FEB 2011

 Mental Exercises for Coping with a World of Memes

If my understanding of human nature is that there is no conscious self inside then I must live that way--otherwise this is a vain and lifeless theory of human nature. But how can 'I' live as though I do not exist, and who would be choosing to do so? One trick is to concentrate on the present moment--all the time--letting go of any thoughts that come up. This kind of 'meme-weeding' requires a great concentration but is most interestin in its effect. If you can concentrate for a few minutes at...
Folksonomies: memetics meditation
Folksonomies: memetics meditation
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Being in the moment and paying attention to everything equally are strategies for escaping the self-centered aspect of memes seeking our attention.

03 JAN 2011

 Science is Patient Observation

I think it is very important--at least it was to me--that if you are going to teach people to make observations, you should show that something wonderful can come from them. I learned then what science was about. It was patience. If you looked, and you watched, and you paid attention, you got a great reward from it (although possible not every time). As a result, when I became a more mature man, I would painstakingly, hour after hour, for years, work on problems--sometimes many years, sometim...
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Wonderful things can come from watching the world patiently.

03 JAN 2011

 Leave Room for Uncertainty

What then is the meaning of the whole world? We do not know what the meaning of existence is. We say, as the result of studying all of the views that we have had before, we find that we do not know the meaning of existence; but in saying that we do knot know the meaning of existence, we have probably found the open channel--if we will allow only that, as we progress, we leave open opportunities for alternatives , that we do not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute tru...
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Science doesn't have the meaning of life, but we are muddling through it and that's a good thing.



References

21 APR 2014

 The virtues of curiosity

Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Ransom, Cliff (03.18.2014), The virtues of curiosity, Popular Science, Retrieved on 2014-04-21
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  • Folksonomies: curiosity
    Folksonomies: curiosity
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    03 MAR 2014

     Advocating science and hope : draft essay

    Unpublished Work>Publication of Limited Circulation:  Sagan , Carl (1994), Advocating science and hope : draft essay, Retrieved on 2014-03-03
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  • Folksonomies: science public policy
    Folksonomies: science public policy
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    24 JAN 2014

     The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Pearson, Karl (2011-06-02), The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton, Cambridge University Press, Retrieved on 2014-01-24
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  • Folksonomies: history
    Folksonomies: history
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    30 DEC 2013

     An Address to Men of Science

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Carlile, Richard (1821), An Address to Men of Science, Retrieved on 2013-12-30
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    15 DEC 2013

     Genius in the Shadows

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Lanouette, William (2013-09-03), Genius in the Shadows, Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated, Retrieved on 2013-12-15
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    28 OCT 2013

     Beautiful Evidence

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Tufte, Edward Rolfe (2006), Beautiful Evidence, Retrieved on 2013-10-28
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  • Folksonomies: information
    Folksonomies: information
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    08 APR 2013

     Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Wrong, Less and Yudkowsky, Eliezer (2010), Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Retrieved on 2013-04-08
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    05 APR 2013

     The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Keats , John (1907), The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats, Retrieved on 2013-04-05
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  • Folksonomies: literary criticism
    Folksonomies: literary criticism
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    16 MAR 2013

     Critical Path

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Fuller , R. Buckminster (1981), Critical Path, St. Martin's Griffin, Retrieved on 2013-03-16
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    08 JAN 2013

     Anarchy Evolution

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Graffin , Greg and Olson , Steve (2011-10-18), Anarchy Evolution, Harper Perennial, Retrieved on 2013-01-08
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    01 AUG 2012

     A Liberal Decalogue

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Russell , Bertrand (1951), A Liberal Decalogue, Psychology Press, Retrieved on 2012-08-01
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    12 JUN 2012

     The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution an...

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Mayr , Ernst (1982), The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution and Inheritance, Belknap Pr, Retrieved on 2012-06-12
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    31 MAY 2012

     Faith and Fact

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Haldane , J. B. S. (2008-07-31), Faith and Fact, Retrieved on 2012-05-31
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    28 APR 2012

     The Civilizing Process

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Elias , Dunning , Goudsblom , Mennell (2000-07-21), The Civilizing Process, Wiley-Blackwell, Retrieved on 2012-04-28
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  • Folksonomies: history
    Folksonomies: history
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    18 MAR 2012

     Madame Curie: a Biography by Eve Curie

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Curie , Eve (2001-04-01), Madame Curie: a Biography by Eve Curie, Da Capo Pr, Retrieved on 2012-03-18
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    16 MAR 2012

     The God Delusion

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Dawkins, Richard (2006-10-18), The God Delusion, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Retrieved on 2012-03-16
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  • Folksonomies: religion
    Folksonomies: religion
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    28 JAN 2012

     New perspectives in physics

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Broglie , Louis de (1962), New perspectives in physics, Retrieved on 2012-01-28
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  • Folksonomies: science
    Folksonomies: science
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    12 JAN 2012

     The Who's who of Nobel Prize winners, 1901-2000

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Sherby , Louise S. and Odelberg , Wilhelm (2002), The Who's who of Nobel Prize winners, 1901-2000, Oryx Pr, Retrieved on 2012-01-12
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  • Folksonomies: reference
    Folksonomies: reference
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    05 JAN 2012

     Sic et non

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Raymo , Chet (2008), Sic et non, Science Musings Blog, Retrieved on 2012-01-05
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  • Folksonomies: atheism creationism
    Folksonomies: atheism creationism
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    04 JAN 2012

     A life of magic chemistry

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Olah , George Andrew (2001), A life of magic chemistry, John Wiley and Sons, Retrieved on 2012-01-04
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    02 JAN 2012

     The Age of Wonder

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Holmes , Richard (2010-03-02), The Age of Wonder, Vintage, Retrieved on 2012-01-02
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    01 JAN 2012

     The Magic of Reality

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Dawkins, Richard (2011-10-04), The Magic of Reality, Simon and Schuster, Retrieved on 2012-01-01
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  • Folksonomies: science wonder adolescent
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    30 AUG 2011

     Contributions to the natural history of the United States...

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Agassiz , Louis (2010-06-14), Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America, Nabu Press, Retrieved on 2011-08-30
     3  
    10 JUN 2011

     The Naturalist’s Virtues

    Periodicals>Journal Article:  Cafaro, Philip , The Naturalist’s Virtues, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Volume 8 Number 2 Fall-Winter 2001, Department of Philosophy, Colorado State Univ, Retrieved on 2011-06-10
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    04 JUN 2011

     Fresh Air Archive: Charles Haden and Carl Sagan

    Audiovisual Media>Audio Recording:  Sagan , Carl and Gross, Terry (12-16-1999), Fresh Air Archive: Charles Haden and Carl Sagan, NPR Fresh Air, Retrieved on 2011-06-04
    Folksonomies: science religion wonder
    Folksonomies: science religion wonder
     3  
    04 MAY 2011

     The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Sagan , Carl and Druyan , Ann (1997-02-25), The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Ballantine Books, Retrieved on 2011-05-04
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    19 APR 2011

     Science and Human Values

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Bronowski , Jacob (1965), Science and Human Values, Faber and Faber, Retrieved on 2011-04-19
     17  
    30 MAR 2011

     Modernism Part 13: Michael Crichton vs Science

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Brin, David (FEBRUARY 18, 2005), Modernism Part 13: Michael Crichton vs Science, davidbrin.blogspot.com, Retrieved on 2011-03-30
  • Source Material [davidbrin.blogspot.com]
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    05 MAR 2011

     Letter to Roger C. Weightman

    Personal Communications>Personal Letter:  Jefferson , Thomas (June 24, 1826 ), Letter to Roger C. Weightman, Retrieved on 2011-03-05
  • Source Material [www.ashbrook.org]
  •  1  
    01 MAR 2011

     For Kids, Self-Control Factors Into Future Success

    Audiovisual Media>Audio Recording:  Schute, Nancy (February 14, 2011), For Kids, Self-Control Factors Into Future Success, National Public Radio, Retrieved on 2011-03-01
  • Source Material [www.npr.org]
  •  1  
    25 FEB 2011

     Why politics and investing don't mix

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Ritholtz, Barry (February 6, 2011), Why politics and investing don't mix, Washington Post, Retrieved on 2011-02-25
  • Source Material [www.washingtonpost.com]
  •  1  
    24 FEB 2011

     Ricky Gervais: Why I’m an Atheist

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Gervais, Ricky (Dec 19, 2010), Ricky Gervais: Why I’m an Atheist, Wall Street Journal, Retrieved on 2011-02-24
  • Source Material [blogs.wsj.com]
  • Folksonomies: science atheism
    Folksonomies: science atheism
     2  
    09 JAN 2011

     The Meme Machine (Popular Science)

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Blackmore , Susan (2000-05-16), The Meme Machine (Popular Science), Oxford University Press, USA, Retrieved on 2011-01-09
    Folksonomies: memetics
    Folksonomies: memetics
     15  
    03 JAN 2011

     What Is and What Should Be The Role of Scientific Culture...

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book Chapter:  Feynman, Richard (1964), What Is and What Should Be The Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society, Galileo Symposium, Italy, Retrieved on 2010-11-08
     4  
    03 JAN 2011

     What Is Science?

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book Chapter:  Feynman, Richard (1969), What Is Science?, The Physics Teacher, Vol 9, pp 313-320, American Association of Physics Teachers, Retrieved on 2010-11-13
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