Month: October 2014

There’s always another deadline…

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Florian Siebzehnrubl

Because I haven’t done anything but writing grants since I arrived at the ECSCRI (at least that’s what it feels like; I did do loads of other things, just not the kind of stuff that feels like you have accomplished something), I will dedicate a post to this general topic. In the almost four months since I
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Reductio ad absurdum

Posted on 14 October 2014 by Florian Siebzehnrubl

I just can’t stop circling around the idea of reductionism. Perhaps because this philosophy is so central to all of modern science (and by ‘science’ I’m mostly referring to the life sciences, but I’m sure the principle holds true for other natural sciences as well). The reductionist idea goes back to the age of enlightenment, and
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