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  • Ricardo shared from A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley
    Chunks are pieces of information that are bound together through meaning. You can take the letters p, o, and p and bind them into one conceptual, easy-to-remember chunk, the word pop. It’s like converting a cumbersome computer file into a .zip file.
    Note: Ejemplo de elegir la analogía completamente contraria
  • Ricardo shared from How Boeing Defied the Airbus Challenge: An Insider's Account by Mohan R. Pandey
    However, Airbus detractors believe that, by developing the A340 family, Airbus wasted billions of European tax dollars.
    Note: Solo uno de los detalles que me mosqueó de Airbus
  • Ricardo shared from Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age by Cory Doctorow
    Some of the proudest moments in the history of the arts have come when audiences and artists, as a community, have pulled together to defend free expression, even for works they didn’t like very much—even for works they detested. Evelyn Beatrice Hall said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” In the arts, we say, “I hate what you’ve created, but I will defend to the death your right to create it.”
    Note: Not here, as @maxpradera and others have recently shown
  • Ricardo shared from Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age by Cory Doctorow
    Even if you’re certain that the material is there without authorization, it’s still a hard problem to determine whether it’s infringing, or whether it falls into one of the many exceptions to copyright—such as fair use, in the USA, or fair dealing, in the rest of the world.
    Note: Not in Spain #canonAEDE
  • Ricardo shared from I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre
    Masts are placed on average 800 metres away from each home across the country. In Bridgend the victims lived on average only 356 metres away.’
    Note: Si sabes sacar una media y oiste de error estadístico estarías dándote contra un muro
  • Ricardo shared from I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre
    That failure is a crime, but is it limited to quacks and hacks? No, and that is the key finding of this new paper. Fifty-eight per cent – more than half – of all press releases from this representative sample of academic institutions lacked the relevant cautions and caveats about the methods used and the results reported. I
    Note: No todo es culpa del periodismo, también de las notas de prensa de las universidades
  • Ricardo shared from I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre
    My angel has read the books of Malcolm Gladwell, and she finds them to be silly and overstated.
    Note: Scientific consensus is overwhelming
  • Ricardo shared from I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre
    Sadly, Lysenkoism ran contrary to the experimental evidence, and could only be maintained by sending Russia’s geneticists to die in Siberian labour camps, so that by 1949 Russian children were being taught that the revolution had shattered the hereditary structure of the Soviet people, with each generation growing up finer than the last as a result.
    Note: La pseudociencia comunista
  • Ricardo shared from I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre
    All too often, people hoping to make science accessible fall into the trap of triumphalism, presenting science as a canon, and a collection of true facts. In reality, science is about the squabble.
    Note: La ciencia va de disputas
  • Ricardo shared from How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
    Thanks to the antitrust resolution, Bell Labs became one of the strangest hybrids in the history of capitalism: a vast profit machine generating new ideas that were, for all practical purposes, socialized. Americans had to pay a tithe to AT&T for their phone service, but the new innovations AT&T generated belonged to everyone.
    Note: Sí que fue raro e irrepetible