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What are some good pop sci biology books?
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>>10310308
A Planet of Viruses by Carl Zimmer
Genome, The Autobiography of a Species In 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
Good Germs, Bad Germs. Health and Survival in a Bacterial World by Jessica Snyder
Saving Darwin, How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution by Karl W. Giberson
The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
The Mathematics of Life by Ian Stewart
The Red Queen, Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (is kind of stupid though)
Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne
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>>10318307
kys
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>>10318331
no u
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>>10318307

This is a good list of books!
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>>10310487
based

Are you a verbal or visual thinker? Which type of thinking is better for studying science?
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>>10314721
I think conceptually unless I'm planning dialouge/choreography for a scene.
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>>10314721
I think in terms of connections. Any idea is represented by how it does or might relate to any other idea.
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>>10315456
>you can't turn every problem into images sensibly.
i heard there's some autists that actually do this
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>>10314721
https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/learning-styles-debunked-there-is-no-evidence-supporting-auditory-and-visual-learning-psychologists-say.html
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I think verbally but in my own language

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Post your stupid questions ITT or general questions that don't need a long thread to discuss them.

I'll go first,

What is the geometrical shape name of this mailbox/tunnel type of shape?
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>>10319145
i didn't want to open a /g/sqt tab
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what's the difference between the reuptake and the autoreceptor in an axon's terminal button? is it just that the autoreceptor additionally detects the number of neurotransmitters released?
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I'm writing functions based on the compound interest formula in mathematica

on wolfram-alpha I can just type in a (mathematical) function and it'll output a graph for me.
How can I set a variable in mathematica such that I don't supply it, rather, mathematica generates a range of values based on changing that variable?

in other words, how do I make a programming variable behave as a mathematical variable in mathematica, I guess

the variable in question is shares_
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>>10318520
What does AB mean in an abelian group where the operation is +?
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>>10313569
>from sklearn.neighbors import NearestNeighbors

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>tfw no isolated habitat
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Daily Goyily remainder:
there is only one race, the human race.
If you believe otherwise you are a nazi and an incel.
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>>10318200
I know you meant this as a glib joke but this is closer to the truth than anything 'race realists' have come up with.
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>>10318252
You are right.
We all bleed red.
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>>10316377
>science is only cool when hip liberal women or non white males do it!
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10318260
At least pretend you're not responding to yourself
It's too fucking blatant

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Does anyone have coherent breakdown of why topology is important to chemistry and biology? How do you reconcile abstract math with chemical structure? What applications does this have doing forward?
T. Applied math major
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>>10316261
its pseudo science
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>>10317905
FUUUUUUUCK MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGISTS!
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>>10317994
Based hardy, he truly is /our guy/
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there is almost no math in biology, because biology is restricted to 3 dimensions
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>>10319332

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does learning a bunch of diferent hobbies make you smarter?

like drawing, coding, music, 3D, writing, etc.
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>>10319270
it makes you a better lateral thinker, but doesn't increase your IQ.
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>>10319270
It's fun, and some hobbies do make you smarter. Any good natured hobby will benefit you in some way!
But I'd recommend not making a hobby out of substance abuse!
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>>10319270
And do something physical. A martial art preferably.
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>>10319270
It does. Also >>10319287
But be aware that you should never pick hobbies expecting to see the intellectual results of them, otherwise you'll be like those guys who quit the gym after 4 months because they aren't seeing much change

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Does anyone else feel a massive difference in cognitive ability/motivation depending on what they eat?

I've been on and off ketogenic diets(low-carb and zero-carb carnivore) and it blows my mind how different I feel. I practically become a different person.

For anyone struggling with motivation or mental clarity I recommend cleaning up your diet, it really does wonders.
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Not so keen on the high fat myself. But giving up grains especially wheat has made a big difference. And sugar.
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Did a vegan keto diet for three months. It was possible since I was working as a line cook and had access to tons of fresh ingredients. Lost some good weight and felt good. Whole body just felt good.

It was deff some work but results were good.
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>>10319302
Do you drink hemp oil how to assemble under such surface contradictory restrictions?
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Fasting is the real redpill. Get some salts for electrolyte replacement and stop eating you fat fucks.
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>>10319345
True, I've only gotten to 24 hrs myself. Dat dopamine spike when you eat too good tho

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Mathematics comes from the Greek word μάθημα meaning knowledge, or that which is learned. This seems arrogant, suggesting that maths is the only subject worth learning. It could also be intimidating because it suggests that math is an all-encompassing subject, so people will think it is hard, or that if they are bad at math then they are not very smart. They might also think that they have to know Ancient Greek to study math.
Renaming math could make the name more accurate or less intimidating, thereby encouraging students to study math. It would also be helpful if the math studied by mathematicians had a different name from computational-style K-12 math so as not to have the negative association.
I suggest one of the following names:
numerical philosophy
a priori philosophy
numbercraft
numberwang
reasoncraft
logic
Some people might be incredulous that changing the name would change people's opinions on math, but renaming recursion theory to computability theory helped recursion theories get more grant money, similarly "machine learning" and "data science" makes more money than "statistics", "(applied) linear algebra", "optimization" etc. and renaming "Christmas trees" to "holiday trees" let Americans attract the best immigrants from non-Christian countries.
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>>10315522
> numberwang
that's Wangernumb
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>>10315522
>I want to change all western and many eastern languages because this word hurts my feelings
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>>10319069
Math is Wiskunde in Dutch
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>>10319142
Indeed, good observation, though its root ("the art of what is known") still would make op angry
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>>10315522
Math is universal. I can understand math a lot easier if i can understand why it is applied. A lot of math i find is confusing because it doesn't give you any context.

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Anyone else here legitimately enjoy the consequences of the antivax movements (i.e.: the illnesses and deaths) because it essentially means naturally selection is taking place?
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>>10317739
being killed by your parents is natural selection?
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>>10317903
isn't it though?
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>>10317903
>parents make bad decision
>lose their offspring
>genetic carriers lost unless they make a new child
>repeat until parental behavior changes
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>>10317739
Sort of, but the collateral damage (like potential STEM candidates with compromised immune systems) is rather nasty.
Of course, one never hears of anti-vax parents dieing... which is absolutely the preferred outcome, since children can be taught.
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>>10317903
>>10317932
>Only the antivaxxer's kid is put at risk.

Sorry, that's not how it works. Some number of people cannot be vaccinated for actual physical reasons, for some who are vaccinated the vaccination does not "take."

But they're OK if enough people get vaccinated that the disease cannot really keep a reservoir of infected in the population -- if the chances of the virus finding a new host before the current host is no longer infectious is kept very low by making such potential hosts rare.

Choosing not to vaccinate for frivolous reasons, based on known bad science, and encouraging more people to do the same, is an evil thing to do, and results in people dying because of your idiocy. You being an idiot causing somebody else who is not an idiot to die is not "natural selection" against idiocy.

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What do you guys think about health studies?
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>>10319276
That you would have to be a really boring person to want to do it. But if you are a really boring person, that's OK, no judgement, you be you, yay you.
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>>10319276

they are meaningless. im a doctor and 99.9% of all studies are completely meaningless.

people do studies because they can't admit they are not capable of proving/showing something scientifically

a study is not a scientific work or achievement
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>>10319276
Not science

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025619615003195

>the subjective (ie, not publicly accessible) mental phenomena (ie, memories) from which M-BM data are derived cannot be independently observed, quantified, or falsified; as such, these data are pseudoscientific and inadmissible in scientific research
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>>10319301
Aren't doctors in practice requires to read only 6 hours of health studies per year? There are books on tape regarding this.
You don't even believe in gigantic, strongly formulated, independent meta analyses?
I could see why health studying hates you.
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>>10319312

you gotta read a lot more than 6 hours, but it's mostly a waste of time because in practise almost all studies are what you'd call "spam"
meaningless bullshit, just created for the sake of having been created
everybody knows it, but people in health sciences are huge pussies and will never ever admit it

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How do you get accepted into these schools? High IQ?
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>>10319028
What did you think of Mudd?
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>>10319028
don't tell me you got the job at the consultancy by just applying online with no other experience? Also, why did you leave? Show me some successful people (linkedin or anywhere else) who self-taught themselves.
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>>10306523
>Universities won't pay that much attention to your essay if you're not in a make-or-break situation
based high school drop-out
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>>10305251
Money
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>>10316241
Urim and the Thummim

How long until we phase out Doctors with machines?
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>>10317009
Replied to the thread to post something like this, glad you saved me the effort.
>>10317565
This image macro is for you.
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>>10317565
They don't save you. They milk you for "treatment" money. If it looks like the "treatment" will save you then they make sure the medication makes you sick so you have to take more.
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>>10316426
>How long until we phase out Doctors with machines?
Never.
At the very least: not until we have full-on General AI, at least equivalent in all ways to a human brain, fully conscious, cognitive, it's own emotions and personality, and so on.
Not happening anytime soon or maybe never.
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>>10317573
did you just subtly tell >>10317565 to drink bleach?
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>>10318580
>Yes, because bleach is the only alkaline substance
t. average public school kid

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What is intelligence?
It's not processing speed?
Geniuses rarely do calculations at the speed of light. That's more the domain of savants. What is intelligence actually?
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>>10319213
>IQ is meaningless
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stop discussing IQ. I made this thread to discuss what intelligence is.
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>>10319217
Slanty Asians do not predominate?
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>>10319236
t. darkie
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>>10319217
Reaction time is actually quite mutable with very deliberate training. Athletes are going to have better RT. The predictive power with regards to IQ most likely vanishes when RT is deliberately trained.

Choice RT can still suffer with low intelligence, but depending on the sport and the nature of your role in it, what for most forces choice reaction times becomes so habituated as to be a question of simple reaction time.

Of course, if the sport involves blows to the head, and then doesn't allow about 3-6 months recovery, RT has been shown to suffer, in a limited number of studies anyway.

>be me
>seeing psychiatrist tomorrow
>fuck greentext
What are some ways to distinguish Unipolar Depression and Anxiety from Bipolar Depression
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>>10318573

Get pair of headphones and minimize all ambient noise in your room. Give this a listen. There are other binaural beats that can put your brain into other states. It can help with depression and other issues. Some are like self motivation recordings. The binaural beats work by putting both hemispheres of your brain into a state of interference causing both hemispheres to work together. It's basically cheating to achieve meditative states.
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>>10318573

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnysRZjAZ6E&t=1450s
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>>10318573
>seeing psychiatrist tomorrow
Look, I don't want to be too much of an asshole, but you really should know that psychiatry is a pseudoscience. Just think about it. How do you measure "depression"? Don't you think it's a little suspicious that this "mental illness" can't be assessed by any empirical means? Don't you find it unnerving that every single patient with "depression" has been diagnosed by means of nothing more than a conversation? Don't you find it odd that, despite 10% of a population currently taking antidepressants, the suicide rate is at a record high? What do you expect this psychiatrist you are seeing to do for you? He clearly has will have no idea what is wrong with your brain. He will perform no tests. Take no measurements. Analyze zero data. And then prescribe you chemicals that narrowly skated through their FDA trials and will likely be banned in 20 years. I

'm not even saying that it's "all in your head". You may very well have a real neurological disorder. But why the hell do you think some pompous med student who has less knowledge of the nervous system than a cursory wikipedia search will be able to help you?
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>>10319285
>implying I have faith in the system
I just want people to get off my back about being suicidal and hypomanic so I talk to shut them up
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>>10319288

Look anon, you can wax suicidal all you want but it's all about being a comforting thought. Detach yourself from it and see it for what it is. Nature will take care of your expiration date buddy there's no need to speed up an already fast process.

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How does /sci/ optimize their study spaces?
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sci doesn't need to study
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>>10317368
I bring all my shit to the library and use their space. I also use a 25/5 timing strategy.
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>>10319233
that sounds a lot like the Pomodoro technique. How does it work for you? Do you get up and walk around during your break?
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I like to switch study spaces and orientations often. I'll swap between outside, my couch in my living room, my bed, my desk, my dining table, and pacing about my apartment. Sometimes l'll go on a walk or take a shower to help an idea to click. Studying is a tactile, mobile process for me.
I love using the libraries and finding closed off spots to study too, all over my campus.
Generally, in the private study spaces, I keep things pretty organized. I have things nearby to fiddle with like rubiks cubes and neodymium magnet balls to keep myself from getting restless and getting up after a long time. This helps me to stay focused and in one spot for 6-8 hours with intentional breaks for food and such.
There's a limit though, it has to be something which doesn't misdirect my attention.
One of the most important parts is burying my phone somewhere on the other side of my room / in my bag and turning off internet on my computer after the webpages I need are loaded. Otherwise I'll occasionally slip over to /sci/ or twitter or some other website. Usually that's okay and it's a needed break, but sometimes I lose track of time and spend hours away from studying. So I try to minimize that and only check my phone when I go out to walk.


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