I read Bruno Latour’s “Science in Action” several decades ago (as a graduate student in information science). Here’s a quick update from the professor, albeit in an interview that is very difficult to follow, mainly because of the way interviewer / interviewee (fail to) communicate with one another — ironically, this is a tragic case of inappropriate technology in action. 😉
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Here’s something I learned recently: Nobody, and I mean nobody, knows what the fuck they’re doing. It’s lesson that has encouraged me to live a more honest and authentic life with loved ones and strangers alike.
I throw my hands in the air when I fuck up. I tell my boss when I feel like I feel like I’m about to fuck up. If somebody asks me a question I don’t know the answer to, I point them in the direction of somebody who can instead of fumbling around for some sort of reasonable response to make myself look all knowledgeable and superior and stuff.
I message my friends in the vicinity of their birthdays for the exact date they’ll be tallying another digit onto their age because I will forget. And, if I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about, I am not going to pretend that…
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Question: What should be the meaning or purpose of life to an athiest?
Answer: The purpose of life is the same for an atheist and a religious person.
Neither atheism, nor religion – as we consider religion today – can help us in reaching our Human purpose in life, as both atheistic science and religious belief remains within the domain of the inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective Human nature.
In order to reach and fulfill our Human purpose we need to become similar to nature’s single operating, life-giving force, purposefully and methodically “clothing into” the “godly qualities” of selfless, altruistic, unconditional love and service of others.
Neither common science, nor blind belief, or any current spiritual practices can help us in this regard, as all searches within our present, artificial and false world built by and governed by the ego.
We need a true, objective, Natural (non-Human) scientific method…
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Have you ever wanted to contribute to scientific understanding, or participate in a community project that aims to generate scientific data? Then you just may be a Citizen Scientist in the making. Citizen science is “scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions.” Unlike the gentleman scientist of days gone by, citizen scientists are part of a larger picture: collaborating with established science by monitoring, collecting, observing and reporting on large projects that would be inconceivable for an individual to accomplish.
Citizen science : how ordinary people are changing the face of discovery, by Caron Cooper, tells the fascinating story of this movement, from the 19th Century to the present, and just may inspire you to get involved yourself.
If you don’t need convincing, head over to the Australian Museum Centre for Citizen…
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for our initial foray into the web archive analysis, we examined the metadata about the web objects as opposed to the web objects themselves. Our determination was that this approach would afford us a high-level view of the archive and a solid foundation from which to build out future analyses