Adam Becker was invited to write for Inference, a "quarterly review of the sciences" supported by billionaire Peter Thiel. Inference covers all kinds of interesting issues, but it has an alarming tendency to not differentiate between pseudoscience and the real thing: to think Omni but with the fastest-running academic style instead of interesting paintings. So Becker lowered the rabbithole (instead of paying it) and wrote a profile of the publication for Undark.
A statement in italics at the head paused: "We do not have ideological, political or religious agendas." This surprised me as an unusual over-emphasis, so I did a little digging and I found a 2014 blog post for computer scientist Jeffrey Shallit, where he reflects on the first issue of # 39; this new "scientific" publication, adding: "The strangeness is strong, very strong" with this one.
It seems the kind of thing that I would like: indulgent thieves about strange sciences, but the reality of these things in 2019 is the denial of climate and creationism and Noam Chomsky does not respond to the press queries about why It's on your board.
(The photograph mentioned above, in the absence of Inference Having any type of graphic visualization of a visual nature, my own conception of what Boing Boing Journal of Junk Science might look like – maybe it's time!)
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Researchers at the Lincoln Laboratory of MIT, a research center of the Department of Defense of the United States, developed laser systems that "transmit tones, music and speeches recorded to a volume of conversation" to specific people without the recipient using any equipment special Basically, the operator points out a laser to someone from the distance and the individual feels the […]
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