Re: Imagine yourself to better health!

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It is surprising (or is it unsurprising?) how many not-very-overlapping citation networks the same sort of subject can support, both within and across disciplines.

Unsurprising. Who has time to read papers written by people they don't even know?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:24 PM
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But Moby, the pursuit of knowledge is a catholic enterprise.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:25 PM
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I'm also given to understand that a measurable increase in blood flow to the genital region can be effectuated by means of imagining sexual intercourse.


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:29 PM
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2: I suppose, but the pursuit of knowledge involves so much IRBing, e-mailing, cat herding, and, how-is-that-an-analysis-planning that you can get exhausted before you've gotten to any of the good knowledge.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:34 PM
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That sure is an old journal article you're posting about.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:36 PM
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and grant submitting.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:36 PM
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I'm reminiscing about freshman year of high school.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:37 PM
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Same here, but this time Rachel Weisz is the gym teacher.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:41 PM
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What was she last time?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:45 PM
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5: Pshaw. I've posted about journal articles from the nineteenth century. Why, just yesterday I did a post about an article from 1936 that I had already done an earlier post on.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:46 PM
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9: The consultant detailing the new sexual harassment policy.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:49 PM
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10: We're going to have to assemble a committee to vet prospective posts for sufficient novelty.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:55 PM
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All posts should be peer reviewed prior to publication, really.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:13 PM
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When I think about paragliding, I feel an adrenaline sting, though a small one. I would compare it to the blush that accompanies bad memories of high school.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:13 PM
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However, it might be fair to say that nosflow is without peer.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:13 PM
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Whenever I think about exercise, I think about lying down until I think the urge has gone away.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:16 PM
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13: In the new world of new media, peer review happens after the fact. You publish and then let the crowd determine the rest!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:23 PM
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"Theorization"?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:47 PM
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Er, yes?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:56 PM
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Perhaps he prefers "theorisation". That Anglophile, essear.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:59 PM
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What's wrong with "theory"?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:00 PM
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I also expect "dynamic systems" to have something to do with differential equations, or else some sort of iterated map, but apparently not.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:05 PM
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21: It's no praxis, I'll tell you that much.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:09 PM
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22: actually, you're not far off in some respects; one of the first few chapters (two? three?) of this book would reveal this.

I went with "theorization" over "theory" because it seemed apter to describe what I was exposed to as the working up, explication, and application of the theory in light of various studies: not the finished static product but its development and use.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:10 PM
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24.1: Huh. I saw that on Google Books, but scrolling through I didn't see any equations, so I assumed it meant something else altogether by the phrase.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:15 PM
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Ch. 3. No equations, though.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:20 PM
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Huh. What I am able to see of Ch. 3 reads like Sokal-esque fakery to me.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:24 PM
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22: I saw what looked like a lunge at an iterated map, essaer.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:28 PM
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Really, the attempts to find parallels to physical sciences for their approach in child development seems unnecessary (though it might be true that there is an etiological connection).


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:35 PM
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I've mentioned before that I have a cousin who does breast augmentation through hypnosis.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:52 PM
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30: Chanting "We must, we must, we must increase our bust" is not technically hypnosis, Charley


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:54 PM
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Or quitting smoking. I'm not a physiologist, but I met a couple of cousin Billy's girlfriends. They could well have been graduates of both programs.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:42 PM
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30: Does said cousin hypnotize the, e.g., wife, or the, e.g., husband?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:31 PM
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I think it means CC's uncle can do breast enlargement surgery while he himself is hypnotized.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:34 PM
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This seems like a good idea, but if somebody wants to see if it works to control the spread of STDs, don't volunteer for the study.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-13-10 8:43 PM
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