The princess is not wearing anything!
Did Apple invent the accelerometer?
The top 1% of professors are the likes of Terrence Tao (mostly the entire population of the math departments of the world's universities). The remaining 99% of assistant/associate/full professors fight with the usual dirty tricks:
- knowing people in high places or being supervised by one (the benefits are immense: you can publish in better venues, and get better job offers),
- publishing uncountably many junk articles to boost up impact factor (for either self or for colleagues in the same clique),
- securing grants with buzzword-laden proposals.
Of course, your personal experiences may vary.
Now about that IQ thing and how much it matters. My theory is: "Once you understand higher maths, you're halfway to anywhere" (with apologies to Heinlein).
Usually in discussions with people on
Except when a post quickly follows and claims that the parent post will be modded down, in which case the parent post will be modded up.
Of course not. I'll have blown a hole in my skull by then
<pedant>If bullets go through a head that hard.</pedant>
Ha ha, then you won't be able to publish any paper.
The research world is now filled with researchers who simply don't read others' works, and just keep writing. Even if it's been done before (or even if it doesn't make any sense at all), eventually they will be able to find a venue that will accept the paper, because no reviewer can know everything.
And worries not about citation! Those work will be cited because of exactly the same reasons, or even worse, because the party who cites it has performed work that has been superseded by other more advanced studies, and that shallow paper is the only one that can justify his (equally shallow) work.
Remember, in the end, it's the guy who publishes the most that wins.
In the printing industry, stuffs are frequently printed just for proofing purposes. The wasted papers cost the industry gazillion dollars every year.
This printer is perfect for that industry.
Mod points! Mod points! My kingdom for a moderation point!
A Goldman Sachs-er on slashdot?
I will take on this one. Where's my pitchfork?
If any company dare to not attempt to penetrate the Chinese market, it is sure to be severely punished in Wall Street.
The effects on Wall Street is so short-sighted and over-reacted it won't be able to survive 2 quarters.
Traders = America's biggest problems. Not chinese.
a single Westerner has the buying power of many Chinese.
Not for long, with the sinking dollar.
Wittgenstein's opinion was that "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent." (Tractatus).
(Well, at least before his own doubts consumed him and made him a friend of the existentialists.)
Can more people mod parent insightful, please?
The Human Rights Council has been hijacked by Islamists in the last few years.
Human rights no longer mean rights to speak, but rather rights to control speeches.
Now it's all right with me if they want to control the post-modernist idiots who just want to blabber nonsense all day, but science must be allowed to speak --- against religions if the evidences say so.
It's a pity no news agency is willing to cover the story.