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Comment: Re:disclosure (Score 1) 438

Bullshit. Papers directly supported by funding/grants should, and usually do, thank/credit the sources. But just because someone funded you for one thing doesn't mean you have to disclose that in every paper you write that is remotely related.

Papers directly supported by funding/grants usually don't thank/credit sources (or maybe it's just so small that I never noticed it?).

It's de rigueur, and honest funding sources expect you to credit them.

In my field it's usually a paragraph right before the references cited. Sometimes there is also a Conflict of Interest statement, which I think is required by certain journals.

Comment: Re:Attractive proposition (Score 1) 288

by Black Parrot (#49023947) Attached to: Quantum Equation Suggests Universe Had No Beginning

I've always been inclined to dismiss the existence of infinities outside of mathematics, but it's starting to look like the universe might be infinite in extent, and probably is infinite in the forward direction of time, so I'm starting to entertain the possibilities.

Though the idea of a universe infinite in extent arising from a point or a very small space is kind of hard to wrap your head around.

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