bibliolater, to science
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"Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it is stressed that artificial algorithms attempt to mimic only the conscious function of parts of the cerebral cortex, ignoring the fact that, not only every conscious experience is preceded by an unconscious process but also that the passage from the unconscious to consciousness is accompanied by loss of information."

Athanassios S Fokas, Can artificial intelligence reach human thought?, PNAS Nexus, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2023, pgad409, https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad409 @science @engineering

olimould, to geography
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New essay by me in Antipode that scrutinises the “planetary” of planetary .

Tldr: when we start building cities in outer space, we’re going to need a whole new paradigm of the

https://antipodeonline.org/2023/12/18/the-limits-of-the-planet-in-planetary-urbanisation/

@geography

bibliolater, to philosophy
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"This Element examines some of their concerns. It uses evidence that critics of peer review sometimes cite to show its failures, as well as empirical literature on the reception of bullshit, to advance positive claims about how the assessment of scholarly work is appropriately influenced by features of the context in which it appears: for example, by readers' knowledge of authorship or of publication venue."

Levy N. Philosophy, Bullshit, and Peer Review. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009256315 @philosophy

bibliolater, to philosophyofscience
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"The authors introduce the two main theoretical approaches in SM, Boltzmannian SM and Gibbsian SM, and discuss how they conceptualise equilibrium and explain the approach to it. In doing so, the authors examine how probabilities are introduced into the theories, how they deal with irreversibility, how they understand the relation between the micro and the macro level, and how the two approaches relate to each other."

Frigg R, Werndl C. Foundations of Statistical Mechanics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009022798 @philosophy @philosophyofscience @physics

bibliolater, to science
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"The findings gave a unique understanding of life and death in this early Christian Viking community and indicated that it was common to suffer from dental caries, tooth loss, infections of dental origin and tooth pain. These Vikings also manipulated their teeth through filing, tooth picking and other occupational behaviors."

Bertilsson C, Vretemark M, Lund H, Lingström P (2023) Caries prevalence and other dental pathological conditions in Vikings from Varnhem, Sweden. PLOS ONE 18(12): e0295282. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0295282 @archaeodons @science

koen_hufkens, to academicchatter
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On the of . Where scientists burn the candle at both ends, paying to read and publish their work, in what is the ultimate grift.

@academicchatter @pluralistic

https://khufkens.com/posts/enshitification-of-academic-publishing/

bibliolater, to philosophy
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"In his Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics, Wittgenstein claims, puzzlingly, that ‘the proof creates a new concept’ (RFM III-41). This paper aims to contribute to clarifying this idea, and to showing how it marks a major break with the traditional conception of proof."

Sorin Bangu, Wittgenstein on Proof and Concept-Formation, The Philosophical Quarterly, 2023;, pqad111, https://doi.org/10.1093/pq/pqad111 @philosophy

bibliolater, to histodon
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"The authors present new archaeological discoveries from western and northern Mongolia, dating to the fourth and fifth centuries AD, including a wooden frame saddle with horse hide components from Urd Ulaan Uneet and an iron stirrup from Khukh Nuur. Together, these finds suggest that Mongolian groups were early adopters of stirrups and saddles, facilitating the expansion of nomadic hegemony across Eurasia and shaping the conduct of medieval mounted warfare."

Bayarsaikhan J, Turbat T, Bayandelger C, et al. The origins of saddles and riding technology in East Asia: discoveries from the Mongolian Altai. Antiquity. 2023:1-17. doi: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2023.172 @archaeodons @histodon @histodons

bibliolater, to science
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"To address questions about the real appearance of St Anthony, we applied body mass estimation equations to the osteometric measurements taken in 1981, during the public recognition of the Saint’s skeletal remains. Both the biomechanical and the morphometric approach were employed to solve some intrinsic limitations in the equations for body mass estimation from skeletal remains. The estimated body mass was used to assess the physique of the Saint with the body mass index."

Mongillo J, Vescovo G, Bramanti B (2021) Belly fat or bloating? New insights into the physical appearance of St Anthony of Padua. PLOS ONE 16(12): e0260505. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260505 @science

bibliolater, to science
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"Medieval hospitals were founded to provide charity, but poverty and infirmity were broad and socially determined categories and little is known about the residents of these institutions and the pathways that led them there. Combining skeletal, isotopic and genetic data, the authors weave a collective biography of individuals buried at the Hospital of St John the Evangelist, Cambridge."

Inskip S, Cessford C, Dittmar J, et al. Pathways to the medieval hospital: collective osteobiographies of poverty and charity. Antiquity. 2023;97(396):1581-1597. doi: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2023.167 @archaeodons @science

bibliolater, to science
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"In this study, we developed a soft robotic model of the right heart that accurately mimics RV biomechanics and hemodynamics, including free wall, septal and valve motion."

Singh, M., Bonnemain, J., Ozturk, C. et al. Robotic right ventricle is a biohybrid platform that simulates right ventricular function in (patho)physiological conditions and intervention. Nat Cardiovasc Res (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44161-023-00387-8 @science @engineering

bibliolater, to biology
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"The present study has highlighted the gene-culture co-migration with the demographic movements that occurred during the past two millennia in Central and East Asia. Additionally, this work contributes to a better understanding of the distribution of immunogenic erythrocyte polymorphisms with a view to improve transfusion safety."

Petit, F., Minnai, F., Chiaroni, J. et al. The radial expansion of the Diego blood group system polymorphisms in Asia: mark of co-migration with the Mongol conquests. Eur J Hum Genet 27, 125–132 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-018-0245-9 @science @biology

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bibliolater, to science
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Brozio JP, Stos-Gale Z, Müller J, Müller-Scheeßel N, Schultrich S, et al. (2023) The origin of Neolithic copper on the central Northern European plain and in Southern Scandinavia: Connectivities on a European scale. PLOS ONE 18(5): e0283007. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0283007 @archaeodons @science

bibliolater, to histodon
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"Against the backdrop of the threat of war with Persia and an imminent Spartan invasion which resulted in the overthrow of Hippias (510 BCE), it is considered that a political transition occurred because Greece was both geologically and politically disposed to adopt this labour-intensive silver technology which helped to initiate, fund and protect the radical social experiment that became known as Classical Greece."

Wood, J. R. (2023). Other ways to examine the finances behind the birth of Classical Greece. Archaeometry, 65(3), 570–586. https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12839 @archaeodons @histodon @histodons

bibliolater,
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"In particular, I make a response to Wood’s suggestion in Archaeometry (2022, first view, ‘Other ways to examine the finances behind the birth of Classical Greece’) that the end of the production of lead votive figurines in Sparta might have been caused by Athenian restrictions to Laurion lead exports, drawing on new LIA of the Spartan lead votives and wider considerations concerning the trade, cost and volume of lead in the 7th to 5th century bce Mediterranean."

Lloyd, J. T. (2023). Spartan dependence on Laurion lead. Archaeometry, 65(5), 1044–1058. https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12870 @archaeodons @histodon @histodons

bibliolater, to anthropology
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"We analyze the average sonority of basic words of nearly three-quarters of the world’s languages, and confirm a positive correlation between sonority and local temperature. Our findings suggest that lower temperatures, over the course of many centuries, lead to decreased sonority. Our research provides further evidence that climate plays a role in shaping the evolution of human languages."

Tianheng Wang, Søren Wichmann, Quansheng Xia, Qibin Ran, Temperature shapes language sonority: Revalidation from a large dataset, PNAS Nexus, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2023, pgad384, https://academic.oup.com/pnasnexus/article/2/12/pgad384/7457938 @anthropology

bibliolater, to anthropology
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"We analyze the average sonority of basic words of nearly three-quarters of the world’s languages, and confirm a positive correlation between sonority and local temperature. Our findings suggest that lower temperatures, over the course of many centuries, lead to decreased sonority. Our research provides further evidence that climate plays a role in shaping the evolution of human languages."

Tianheng Wang, Søren Wichmann, Quansheng Xia, Qibin Ran, Temperature shapes language sonority: Revalidation from a large dataset, PNAS Nexus, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2023, pgad384, https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad384 @anthropology

jaap, to edutooters
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I would like to ask for your help.

As part of my dissertation project, I'm aiming to collect a large research sample to help construct a validated measure on Teacher Attitudes towards Multilingual Learners.

If you are a teacher (primary, secondary, tertiary education), and you teach multilingual students, could I please ask for 10 minutes of your time?

The survey is available here:

https://uofg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6tZfFXjn5SD2PtA

Please boost—thank you so much!

@edutooters @academicchatter

jaap,
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@edutooters @academicchatter

Dear all—thank you so much for your boosts and help with this post. I've currently gathered 42 responses, which has been a great start. If you are a teacher, then please consider helping me out by adding your opinions to my research project.

I've begun my exploratory factor analysis, and I would love to have more responses to help improve validity. So far, the results are definitely giving me incredibly useful input. Once again, thank you!

bibliolater, to random
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🧵 : this the first in a series of that will eventually be stitched together into a related to 📚 and 📘. (1)

bibliolater,
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"After introducing plural logic and its main applications, the book provides a systematic analysis of the relation between this logic and other theoretical frameworks such as set theory, mereology, higher-order logic, and modal logic."

Florio, Salvatore, and Øystein Linnebo, The Many and the One: A Philosophical Study of Plural Logic (Oxford, 2021; online edn, Oxford Academic, 23 Sept. 2021), https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198791522.001.0001, accessed 4 Dec. 2023. @philosophy @bookstodon (67)

bibliolater,
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"This book provides the first full history of phrenitis. In doing so, it surveys ancient ideas about the interactions between body and soul, both in health and in disease. It also addresses ancient ideas about bodily health, mental soundness and moral 'goodness', and their heritage in contemporary psychiatric ideas."

Thumiger, C. (2023). Phrenitis and the Pathology of the Mind in Western Medical Thought: (Fifth Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009241311 @bookstodon (68)

bibliolater,
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"Experts have been selected to create a multidisciplinary volume with a thematic approach to the vast subject, tackling administration, army, economy, law, mobility, religion (local and imperial religions and Christianity), social status, and urbanism. They situate the phenomena of Latinization, literacy, bi-, and multilingualism within local and broader social developments and draw together materials and arguments that have not before been coordinated in a single volume."

Mullen, Alex (ed.), Social Factors in the Latinization of the Roman West (Oxford, 2023; online edn, Oxford Academic, 14 Dec. 2023), https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198887294.001.0001, accessed 16 Dec. 2023.
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bibliolater,
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"Experts have been selected to create a multidisciplinary volume with a thematic approach to the vast subject, tackling administration, army, economy, law, mobility, religion (local and imperial religions and Christianity), social status, and urbanism. They situate the phenomena of Latinization, literacy, bi-, and multilingualism within local and broader social developments and draw together materials and arguments that have not before been coordinated in a single volume."

Mullen, Alex (ed.), Social Factors in the Latinization of the Roman West (Oxford, 2023; online edn, Oxford Academic, 14 Dec. 2023), https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198887294.001.0001, accessed 16 Dec. 2023.
@bookstodon @histodon @histodons (69)

bibliolater,
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"Experts have been selected to create a multidisciplinary volume with a thematic approach to the vast subject, tackling administration, army, economy, law, mobility, religion (local and imperial religions and Christianity), social status, and urbanism. They situate the phenomena of Latinization, literacy, bi-, and multilingualism within local and broader social developments and draw together materials and arguments that have not before been coordinated in a single volume."

Mullen, Alex (ed.), Social Factors in the Latinization of the Roman West (Oxford, 2023; online edn, Oxford Academic, 14 Dec. 2023), https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198887294.001.0001, accessed 16 Dec. 2023.
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