Since August, at least 16 Iranian students have been turned away at airports, losing their chances to study at prestigious universities, amid new tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Carl T. BergstromThis is how they are treating our students and colleagues at the border, people who waited months or years to obtain valid visas. It's counterproductive for national security, and it's morally wrong.
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In 1989, Hasson introduced the concept of an ‘amplifier’ within animal communication. This display reduces errors in the assessment of traits for which there is direct selection and renders differences in quality among animals more obvious. ...
Carl T. Bergstrom@RyanReedHill 40. Biologists may recognize this as an amplifier model of the sort that Oren Hasson developed in the early 1990s. (See e.g. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…). Extra training is both a signal in Spence's sense and an amplifier allowing the employer to more accurately assess ability.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1977 was divided, one half jointly to Roger Guillemin and Andrew V. Schally "for their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain" and the other half to Rosalyn Yalow "for the...
Carl T. Bergstrom@RyanReedHill 32. There's a nice paragraph in the paper about how researchers may contrive to prevent there from being a single winner in a race, by "inessential differentiation". Example: switching study organisms while still pursuing the same basic question (see nobelprize.org/prizes/medicin… )
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Carl T. Bergstrom12. (We can estimate the relative important of tacit knowledge from large-scale replication studies. Chang and Li could replicate 22 of 67 experimental economics studies from the papers alone; help from the authors allowed them to replicate another 7.)
ELK RAPIDS, MI—The insight abruptly springing to mind as the bird took flight, a local goose suddenly realized Wednesday that it doesn’t have to honk like an idiot the entire time it’s flapping its wings. “Wow, I guess I don’t need to squawk like a...
A scholar with an agenda targets as ‘dangerous’ our conference on filtering out faulty research.
Carl T. BergstromWhen their subaltern voices are silenced by the hegemony, sometimes the only recourse for the powerless is to make a couple of phone calls and place a Wall Street Journal editorial.