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Really excellent piece. Wonderful example of clear and precise thinking. It deserves wide dissemination. Hell, it should be required reading for undergraduates. And everyone else in the scientific establishment for that matter.

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This is amazing. I have been working on expounding on the faulty definition and conception of technology as application of science. This parsed it better than I could. You are amazing.

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Absolutely brilliant piece.

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Lab grown meat is a good thing your "arguement" makes no sense. The only ones who would think this shits logical are brain damaged rightwing fuckwits!

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Cunt

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You stupid rightwing cunt

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You stupid rightwing cunt

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Excellent epistemological essay! Everything is more complicated than people want to think, and we have done so much damage over the past century in our hubris, convinced that we know how to control every aspect of our lives despite being able to see only a tiny fraction.

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Wonderful piece and helpful, too. I would not have known how to word the ideas you have expressed! Now I have the ideas and the words, so thanks!

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Great stuff

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Jul 27, 2022·edited Jul 28, 2022

Our understanding of proteins has taken a huge leap with AlphaFold. I expect more tools will be created to give us a better understanding of the natural world and our understanding will continue to grow. That said, I'm going to be eating a slab of dead cow this evening, and I'm sure it will be as nutritious as it is delicious. I will never eat the bugs or the fake meat.

Using AI to accelerate scientific discovery - Demis Hassabis (Crick Insight Lecture Series)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtJVLOe4cfs

As for decentralising food production, there are natural economies of scale, which is why smaller farms are less efficient, though there are also disadvantages such as the spread of disease in larger herds.

I think there is a natural balance between the analogue and digital worlds, a yin yang relationship that we should cultivate and not become either analogue or digital cultists.

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