@AndrewGYork @srikosuri One other group with a lot of leverage: people willing to just say "screw it" & go for it. I often hear people say they "can't" do something because it's "not incentivized" in academia. But it's really, really sobering to talk with soldiers, fire fighters, and police officers.
@AndrewGYork @srikosuri They're risking their life. And it put in perspective for me worries like "I won't get my grant / tenure" etc. It's made me more inclined to say to people: do you really believe in this idea you're worried your system won't support? If you do, then figure out how to do it anyway
@AndrewGYork @srikosuri I know there's still real tradeoffs. But I wish more people considered that following the ideas they really believe in, and reducing their grant percentages by 20%, was a great tradeoff to be making.
New work from my lab and @circadianumbers published in @PNASNews today shows massive (>50-fold) individual differences in the response to evening light, but also high average sensitivity. Big implications for vulnerability to circadian disruption. https://t.co/bJWikRlb42
Related, but p-hacking is just an incredibly natural temptation. I'd say that a good 50% of the insignificant results I return get a response asking how they can be changed. The most common phrasing is asking how they can be "fixed." No concept of that being bad.
10:23 PM - 1 May 2018
A software engineer couldn’t quite figure out why there’s no supersonic air travel. A few years later he has statements of intent to purchase his supersonic 55-seat plane amounting to $6bn:
"It turns out the original basis for this 10,000-step guideline was really a marketing strategy... [T]he actual health merits of that number have never been validated by research." https://t.co/OVzWGSDEO6
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