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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    Could it be the one-year collection of what politicians said?
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    "What's so romantic about science?" asks Slate.

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    That Mitchell and Webb Look: Homeopathic A&E

    A hilarious parody of homeopathy and other quack medicines

    “If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.” — Abba Eban on the UN general assembly

    “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi on the UN kakistocracy

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    And for those who haven't caught up with the chess connection to events on Jupiter, see here.

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    And this one is complicated: http://www.smh.com.au/world/alcoholi...0722-dsar.html

    Now, of course, there's possibly a whole lot of information that is not available to us, but let me ask the question anyway. Were the doctors justified?

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    Artificial brain '10 years away'

    A detailed, functional artificial human brain can be built within the next 10 years, a leading scientist has claimed.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8164060.stm


    ( BBC guilty of a misleading headline ? )

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    The Open Chemical Physics Journal

    Volume 2
    ISSN: 1874-4125

    http://www.bentham-open.org/pages/co...001/7TOCPJ.SGM


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    BENTHAM OPEN publish over 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, and medicine.

    "Free open access to information is vital to scientific and socio-economic progress."
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    "The advantage of the Open Journal series is that it is just that: open, and accessible to anyone with a PC at no charge I appeal to scholars across the disciplines to consider the Open Journal series as a forum for their work."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    ( BBC guilty of a misleading headline ? )
    It wouldn't be the first time. The days of BBC holding themselves to a higher standard or reporting integrity have long since passed (if ever they existed at all!)

    Anyway, in this case their headline is fair use. The inverted commas make it clear they are reporting a specific person making making that claim and not reporting it as something commonly believed by the artificial intelligence discipline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    The Open Chemical Physics Journal

    BENTHAM OPEN publish over 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, and medicine.

    "Free open access to information is vital to scientific and socio-economic progress."
    H. W. Kroto
    (Nobel Laureate)

    "The advantage of the Open Journal series is that it is just that: open, and accessible to anyone with a PC at no charge I appeal to scholars across the disciplines to consider the Open Journal series as a forum for their work."
    J.C. Jones
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    Yes it is a serious peer reviewed journal but one conspiracy theory fuelled paper in the literature does not make a conspiracy theory.

    In my opinion, the publication of that article will dent the credibility of that journal and open access publication in general. It will be interesting to see the fallout. Perhaps I will collect samples and look for anything I can interpret to confirm a government conspiracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    Bentham Open Access
    BENTHAM OPEN publish over 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, and medicine.
    Looks like Bentham is getting a (bad) name with those on their editorial boards.

    Editors quit after fake paper flap

    The editor-in-chief of an open access journal has stepped down from his post after learning that the journal accepted a fake, computer-generated article for publication. So has an editorial advisory board member of a second journal published by the same company, Bentham Science Publishers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Anyway, in this case their headline is fair use. The inverted commas make it clear they are reporting a specific person making making that claim and not reporting it as something commonly believed by the artificial intelligence discipline.
    good point, except the inverted commas are placed around the ' 10 years away' part of the headline .
    The use of the term "artificial brain" is the misleading part .
    So maybe not misleading in terms of time , but of subject matter ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Yes it is a serious peer reviewed journal but one conspiracy theory fuelled paper in the literature does not make a conspiracy theory.

    In my opinion, the publication of that article will dent the credibility of that journal and open access publication in general. It will be interesting to see the fallout. Perhaps I will collect samples and look for anything I can interpret to confirm a government conspiracy.



    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Looks like Bentham is getting a (bad) name with those on their editorial boards.

    Editors quit after fake paper flap

    The editor-in-chief of an open access journal has stepped down from his post after learning that the journal accepted a fake, computer-generated article for publication. So has an editorial advisory board member of a second journal published by the same company, Bentham Science Publishers.
    but the question remains was evidence of thermite found in the wtc sample ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    but the question remains was evidence of thermite found in the wtc sample ?
    I would say not. But the reason why Bentham Scientific is having trouble keeping editors is more interesting.
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