Archive for ‘Flash-Thema’

28 juillet 2020

Why Professors Are Writing Crap That Nobody Reads! #AcademicPurpose

 

Key insights from marketing thema: 

  • 82% research papers are not even cited once
  • Of those articles that are cited, only 20% have actually been read
  • 50% papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, reviewers & journal editors
  • 2 million academic journal articles are published each year! Who read them? Is science still cumulative? Is this pace sustainable and research still makes sense and has a purpose? Who and which discipline is able to collect and curate such volumes of « knowledge’?

By Daniel Lattier  For: intellectualtakeout.org

Professors usually spend about 3-6 months (sometimes longer) researching and writing a 25-page article to submit an article to an academic journal. And most experience a twinge of excitement when, months later, they open a letter informing them that their article has been accepted for publication, and will therefore be read by…

… an average of ten people.

Yes, you read that correctly. The numbers reported by recent studies are pretty bleak:

  • 82 percent of articles published in the humanities are not even cited once.
  • Of those articles that are cited, only 20 percent have actually been read.
  • Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors.

So what’s the reason for this madness? Why does the world continue to be subjected to just under 2 million academic journal articles each year?

You can read the entire article here 

10 mai 2020

IN-SHADOW, a Modern Odyssey

In the Shadow: a powerful short film. « When Tyranny becomes law, Rebellion becomes duty »!

We probably live in the most decadent, oppressive and fraudulent system ever experienced by mankind! Everything this system touches is shining from outside and corrupt to the core!  

6 mai 2020

The state of the art in content creation? Using GANs algorithms to mimic a content structure! A Friendly Introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)

24 avril 2020

Getting Beyond the Obvious: Finding Real Insight in a World Overflowing with Data

23 avril 2020

La théorie anarchiste de la connaissance par Paul Feyerabend #Thema2

Toutes les méthodologies ont leurs limites, et la seule « règle » qui survit, c’est « tout est bon » », Paul Feyerabend.

Dans ses livres Contre la méthode et Science in a Free Society (« La science dans une société libre », non encore traduit en français), Feyerabend a défendu l’idée qu’il n’existe pas de règles méthodologiques immuables dont les scientifiques devraient toujours se servir, et qui garantiraient de façon incontestable la validité de leurs recherches. Il a reproché à une telle méthodologie prescriptive de limiter le champ d’activité des scientifiques et de restreindre par là-même le progrès scientifique. Selon lui, une « dose » d’anarchisme méthodologique ne pourrait être que profitable à la science

Selon Feyerabend, les théories nouvelles ne sont jamais acceptées pour avoir respecté une démarche scientifique, mais parce que ceux qui la soutenaient se sont servis de toutes les astuces possibles –qu’elles consistent dans des arguments rationnels, des artifices rhétoriques ou dans de la pure propagande– pour faire avancer leur cause. Dès lors, la seule approche qui ne nuit pas au progrès est « tout est bon » (anything goes). A condition de ne pas verser dans l’extravagant selon Feyerabend

Feyerabend pensait également que l’incommensurabilité des théories, c’est-à-dire le fait de ne pouvoir comparer directement les théories parce qu’elles sont basées sur des suppositions incompatibles, pourrait également empêcher l’utilisation de critères généraux pour définir la qualité de théories scientifiques. Il n’est pas de théorie supérieure à une autre, puisqu’en aucun cas les théories scientifiques n’appréhendent le réel à partir des mêmes axes, selon lui. (exemple des lois mécaniques de newton et la relativité d’einstein qui sont complétement différents, le matérialisme et le dualisme esprit-matière)

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20 avril 2020

Israel will rule over the Arabs then destroy them! It already started via the control of proxy illegitimate regimes

The Arabs will be destroyed at the end of time as predicted in eschatology (science of the end of time). Israel (holy land) will have to be ruled by an announced antichrist (Mochiakh) before the return of Jesus Christ son of Mary!

The current Arab regimes were installed by the same Atlanto-Zionist forces (after the colonial era) with the aim of keeping our countries in a state of servitude! If we make revolutions like the Arab Spring we will have chaos! If we choose a legitimate leader we will be bombed (like Libya) and under sanctions (like Iran)! if we do not move as a people we will also be destroyed by regimes set up for this purpose (whether they are aware of it or not). The elites installed and maintained in our countries are chosen for their lack of vision and their absolute following of the western Ponzi scheme on the verge of collapse.

They do not have this ability to see it and understand the agenda! They continue to buy their weapons from the same system, believe in its spurious paper money, believe in the double standards and believe it will help them to keep their thrones and positions. The whole system is fragile and we are living its end, unfortunately we will pay the price for our passivity and for having accepted that illegitimate regimes speak in our name and engage us in projects against our most basic interests!

Paying a price to get our freedom or die with dignity (via war or sanctions) is better and more honorable to wait for the coming death or working for illegitimate regimes! We honor those who resisted and continue to resist for their dignity and truth!

YB

10 avril 2020

Slow lifestyle trend is the future: living simple, with land, animals and peace of mind. #SlowFood #SlowPhilosophy #SlowTourism

 

 

 

31 mars 2020

The death of the theorist and the emergence of data and algorithms in digital social research

Computer software and data-processing algorithms are becoming an everyday part of Higher Education. How might this be affecting research in the social sciences and the formation of the professional identities of academics? Ben Williamson argues that these are important challenges for social science researchers in HE, asking us to consider how digital devices and infrastructures might be shaping our professional practices, knowledge production, and theories of the world.

Computer code, software and algorithms have sunk deep into what Nigel Thrift has described as the “technological unconscious” of our contemporary “lifeworld,” and are fast becoming part of the everyday backdrop to Higher Education. Academic research across the natural, human and social sciences is increasingly mediated and augmented by computer coded technologies. This is perhaps most obvious in the natural sciences and in developments such as the vast human genome database. As Geoffrey Bowker has argued, such databases are increasingly viewed as a challenge to the idea of the scientific paper (with its theoretical framework, hypothesis and long-form argumentation) as the “end result” of science:

Source

29 mars 2020

Effondrement de la civilisation (Pic pétrolier, Réchauffement climatique, énergie) #Collapsologie

Cette vidéo a pour but de faire découvrir et expliquer la forte possibilité d’un effondrement de notre civilisation à travers des extraits d’interviews d’experts parlant de grands phénomènes qui participent à cet effondrement. Que cela soit la pénurie de ressources, le changement climatique, le pic pétrolier, la non résilience de notre système financier et beaucoup d’autres phénomènes, il est important de comprendre que tout cela est interconnecté et « favorisera » l’effondrement de notre civilisation thermo-industrielle.

Pour aller plus loin :

  • Jared Diamond, Effondrement : Comment les sociétés décident de leur disparition ou de leur survie, Éd. Gallimard – Coll. Folio, 2009 (ISBN 978-2-0703-6430-5)
  • Piero San Giorgio, Survivre à l’effondrement économique, Éd. Le Retour aux Sources, octobre 2011 (ISBN 978-2-3551-2040-4)
  • Joseph Tainter, L’effondrement des sociétés complexes, Éd. Le Retour aux Sources, Paris, août 2013 (ISBN 978-2-3551-2051-0)
  • Pablo Servigne, Raphaël Stevens, Comment tout peut s’effondrer : Petit manuel de collapsologie à l’usage des générations présentes, Éd. du Seuil, avril 2015 (ISBN 978-2-02-122331-6)
  • Renaud Duterme, De quoi l’effondrement est-il le nom ?, Éd. Utopia, février 2016 (ISBN 978-2-9191-6021-1)
  • Dmitry Orlov, Les cinq stades de l’effondrement, Éd. Le retour aux sources, juin 2016 (ISBN 978-2-3551-2067-1)
  • Dennis Meadows, Donella Meadows, Les Limites à la croissance : Le rapport Meadows, 30 ans après, Éd. Rue Echiquier, août 2017 (ISBN 978-2-3742-5074-8)
  • Julien Wosnitza, Pourquoi tout va s’effondrer, Éd. Les Liens qui Libèrent13, (Préface de Paul Watson – Postface de Pablo Servigne), mai 2018 (ISBN 979-1-0209-0607-6)
  • Pablo Servigne, Gauthier Chapelle et Raphaël Stevens, Une autre fin du monde est possible, Éd. Le Seuil, coll. « Anthropocène », Octobre 2018, (ISBN 978-2-02-133258-2)
28 mars 2020

Science is in a reproducibility crisis – how do we resolve it?

Publish or perish: Scientists are not given incentives to replicate others’ results, and even when they do so on their own steam, negative findings often go unpublished… this is not science nor research! this is a spectacle! Pusblish or perish culture generates PUBLISH AND PERISH results

Over the past few years, there has been a growing awareness that many experimentally established “facts” don’t seem to hold up to repeated investigation.

This was highlighted in a 2010 article in the New Yorker entitled The Truth Wears Off and since then, there have been many popular press accounts of different aspects of science’s current reproducibility crisis.

These include an exposé of the increasing number of retractions by scientific journals and damning demonstrations of failures to replicate high profile studies.

Articles in recent days have discussed how the majority of scientists might be more interested in funding and fame than “truth” and…..

More here

26 mars 2020

Humanity is trapped inside a matrix style system that distorts its vision of reality! Corrupt mental models maintained via daily propaganda!

Here are some examples of ‘conclusions / cliches’ constructed from television reports and films which lead the population to construct totally false maps of the world:

1- The Allies won the Second World War: 80% of the Nazi forces were destroyed by the USSR Red Army and not by the Allied forces!

2- Muslims do not know how to live among other religions: no one, for example, thinks of the Russian example, where there are more Muslims than in all Western Europe! 20 million Russians are Muslims and have been so for 1200 years, without an inquisition or daily media speech of hatred towards them.

3- Europe and the West are generous and receive the masses of refugees: False, in the top 10 countries which receive refugees in the world, only 1 western country appears (Germany with 1 million people in 2014-2015 ). Once again, there is a big difference between perception and reality!

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25 mars 2020

Robert Kiyosaki says self-isolation is making people realize they got “screwed” by system

The market crashes from the pandemic has shown that some assets are “fake” said best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki, as “manipulated” assets are finally showing the American public how corrupt the capitalist system is.

25 mars 2020

Et si le mythe de la voiture individuelle était dépassé ? #mrmondialisation.org

 

Un documentaire de 30 minutes sur une critique de la bagnole à travers les travaux d’André Gorz et Ivan Illich et les tentatives d’émancipation de mes proches.  Images d’archives, entretiens, portraits et extraits de films composent ce documentaire que j’ai voulu militant. On y parle du travail, des villes, du stop, du covoit, de la vie en fourgon, du voyage à pied, du temps et de la liberté. Un film auto(mobile)-produit sans argent mais avec la conviction qu’il est nécessaire de remettre en cause notre dépendance à la bagnole.

25 mars 2020

Corrupt Research: The Case for Reconceptualizing Empirical Management and Social Science

Hubbard, R. (2015). Corrupt research: The case for reconceptualizing empirical management and social science. Sage Publications.

I’m reading this great book written by Hubbard a great marketing scholar about the current NHST paradigm in research. The author is defending the idea that we are producing « unreliable science » that is absolutely useless! Summarizes lots of evidence that the pervasive use of NHTS (Null Hypothesis statistical testing) is bad practice. The author suggests another model and defends the same ideas of Geoff Cumming about the new statistics based on confidence intervals instead of p values and open science in his book of 2013 Understanding the new statistics: Effect sizes, confidence intervals, and meta-analysis. Routledge.

The book of Hubbard is a major contribution and alert toward the research community about the actual research paradigm that we can qualify as an « Ostrich politic » where publishers and academics waste ressources (time, money, effort) for advancing their careers through « fake or misleading » publications instead of seeking to change the system and to seek the truth! this is the noble objective of science, not citations, or rankings! We need a cumulative system that allows replication and integration of findings.

As expected no one is a prophet is his own country, like any established community, gatekeepers don’t like people who go against the mainstream doxa, and this book received little interest while it’s a major contribution and very urgent issue in academic research. Few are those who have the courage and honesty to say it loudly like the excellent positions taken by Barnett , or Kuntz , or Cumming ! but history will give credit to those who stood with a backbone for the truth.

I follow many groups in various disciplines, and this issue will be the TRUE CHALLENGE for the next years if we want to tackle the credibility of scientific research! Corrupt academic research has to change! The publish or perish system is a very bad model to copy! Thus, the present rankings of universities and what we believe about real scholarship is again another example of falsehood and a corrupt order. I always said that publicly, this scientific model is not honest and it will collapse if it continues to manufactures meaningless paper!

YB

This great video by Dr. Roland GORI reminds us with many examples that this order is not sustainable nor honest. Subtitles are available in English.

23 mars 2020

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