It may seem frustrating to have so many imperfect competing hypotheses, but that’s part of the joy of chins: They reveal something about how scientists think about evolution. Some see the sculpting power of natural selection in everything, and view chins as surely some kind of adaptation. Others see natural selection as just one of many evolutionary forces, and so gravitate towards a spandrel-based explanation. “The chin is one of these rare phenomena in evolutionary biology that really exposes the deep philosophical differences between researchers in the field,” says Pampush.
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As much as we cling to the romantic notion of not being tethered to any one location for work — I think the reality of being there at any moment for my family is far more compelling than those Swiss Alps. It’s a constant reminder for many of us that we get the best of both worlds: to have an amazing career, and to see our kids whenever we want — and yes, occasionally when we would rather them not barge in to ask where their My Little Pony books are.
There’s nothing I can think of that’s more antithetical to democracy than prohibiting government from asking for feedback from its citizens besides, maybe, prohibiting them from actually voting. Though there’s a case to be made that citizens providing feedback on actual policy is just as important than who they elect.
This law doesn’t govern over “forms” it governs over “information collections.” From tweets to RFPs to Facebook posts, to regulatory questions. Want to make a form that asks developers to report bugs in datasets? Forget it. Inside of your government it empowers the “culture of no.” After just a few months of working on the inside, it kills your ambition to actually talk to customers, and instead encourages your government to operate blindly.
The Paperwork Reduction Act sounds great, but seriously hampers democracy and would never be acceptable in any business that cares about its customers.
This is unjust and would be a huge cultural loss if he does walk away from his art forever.
A list of results from A/B tests with the goal of building a “repository of evidence showing clearly which ideas work”
via @hoonpark A simple, but powerful tip.