It’s rare that I get time for a really long blog post, but I managed to get 4000 words into this – Meet The New Bad People . It’s about the nature and characteristics of people in the open science/meta-science movement. (It’s more interesting than I’ve just made it sound.)
Also had some fun talking to Greg Presto this week about the Nike (heavily branded) attempt to run a sub-2 hour marathon. My prediction, which didn’t make the article in TONIC , came true – a sub-world record time was produced, but not one under 2 hours.
(I consider this something of a lost opportunity… because normally I’m one of the worst sports tipsters on two legs.)
This new and rather elegant theme I’ve dug out of WordPress seems to have interfered with previous posts. Not to worry, as usual – news will go here, and everything else will live in menus.
Two things for right now:
1) Boston Postdoctoral Association Pint of Science night was last week at Bill’s Bar – hello to everyone I met who heard a (rigidly timed) 4 minute explanation of GRIM. Cheeky devils actually had judges for these talks! I agree this was an excellent idea in retrospect, because I came 3rd.
If you’ve made your way back here to find out how GRIM works, as many of you did, the pre-print is here.
2) I’m speaking at the Boston Skeptics on what is tentatively May 29th right now – that might change by a week, because it’s also Memorial Day – on anomaly detection and meta-science in general. Venue TBA.