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Getting science going again

There are ideas about why science does not keep the pace it used to, and what to do about it, at http://gettingscie ncegoingagain.blog spot.se/ The blog is in English despite its .se ending, and most understandable if you read older posts first. People with good computer knowledge are especially welcome to complete the half-finished plan at http://gettingscie ncegoingagain.blog spot.se/2014/12/us ing-redundant-publ ication-policies.h tml  (Mar 10, 2015 | post #1)

Physics

Ideas for abolishing peer review publication embargo.

There is an interesting blog post about ways to eradicate the publication embargo in peer review journals, see http://freescience publication.blogsp ot.se/2014/03/usin g-system-against-i tself.html  (Mar 7, 2014 | post #1)

Evolution Debate

Experiments show origin of multicellularity by Lamarckian...

Submission to prestigious papers are not a measure of scientificness. Prestige means bias against criticism of the theory you have bet your career on. Prestige is, thus, incompatible with the scientific method and its objectivity. Just because a theory, by historical contingency, happens to be dominant in academia does not mean that it is correct. Or are you claiming that the editors of prestigious papers are absolutely objective and unbiased?  (Apr 29, 2013 | post #9)

Evolution Debate

Modular mind gradualism is mathematically incompatible wi...

Your persistent posting of contentless abuse, without pointing out any concrete errors, indicates that you cannot find any but just dislikes what I have shown.  (Apr 29, 2013 | post #9)

Evolution Debate

Modular mind gradualism is mathematically incompatible wi...

What exactly was "rude and uninformed" in my first post here?  (Apr 28, 2013 | post #7)

Evolution Debate

Experiments show origin of multicellularity by Lamarckian...

I was inspired by that experiment, but there are also differences. #I imposed temperature and chemical stress, speeding it up to 27 hours or less. #Most of my experiment was conducted at temperatures that places common yeast cells in a non-dividing state, ruling out Darwinian explanations. #The multicellular entity in my experiment formed from the floating cells, not those on the bottom. #And most importantly, I observed transitional stages in a microscope and saw that the cells changed their behavior towards generally less fighting. The lumps were also connected by filaments, ruling out the "cooperation for the purpose of selfish competition" model.  (Apr 28, 2013 | post #7)

Evolution Debate

Modular mind gradualism is mathematically incompatible wi...

No, he did not. He accused me of "ignoring science and making shit up". In what language is that to politely ask for evidence? In farsi? Furthermore, I did a mathematical calculation based on numbers directly out of mainstream dogma, and shown the mainstream dogma to be mathematically self-inconsistent. If you read the quantitative details of the mainstream dogma, you will understand the validity of my math.  (Apr 28, 2013 | post #5)

Evolution Debate

Experiments show origin of multicellularity by Lamarckian...

What do you mean by that? Do you mean that prestigious academic papers publish any sufficiently transparent and repeatable experiment results, absolutely no matter the status of those who performed the experiment and submitted it? If not, then your whole accusation is totally bogus. Judging an experiment or a theory by the social status of its creator is completely antiscientific. I described the experiment transparently, so anyone with a microscope can repeat it. 300 times magnification is ideal.  (Apr 28, 2013 | post #5)

Evolution Debate

Modular mind gradualism is mathematically incompatible wi...

If you had any scientific evidence that I was "ignoring science and making shit up" you could have posted that. You only posted a personal attack, simply because I did not ignore science or make any shit up. What I did was to point out an actual problem with a theory.  (Apr 27, 2013 | post #3)

Evolution Debate

Experiments show origin of multicellularity by Lamarckian...

I did not submit it into any prestigious paper, but I described the experiment in detail so that it can be independently tested. I followed the scientific repeatability principles by transparence, but I avoided the prestige-obsessed academic world. Academia judges theories by the status of their creators, which is a violation of the scientific method.  (Apr 27, 2013 | post #3)

Evolution Debate

Criticism of neo-Darwinism is NOT an argument for creatio...

There are cases where mainstream dogma logically self-contradict, or make predictions that are falsified by empirical evidence. The so-called "scientific community" thinks too much about prestige to practice the absolute principles that only theoretical predictions and empirical evidence matters and that who came up with the theory and his/her status is irrelevant. Therefore, rejection by academia is not a valid evidence against the theory at all. And I do not only post here, I post elsewhere as well.  (Apr 27, 2013 | post #5)

Evolution Debate

Evolution wars

What if the "intelligent design movement" is just undercover ultradarwinists performing an idiot-like bluff attack against evolution, to ridicule alternative theories of evolution by association?  (Apr 27, 2013 | post #2)

Evolution Debate

Experiments show origin of multicellularity by Lamarckian...

Although the experiment "Key step in evolution replicated by scientists" was interesting, the study failed to observe the transitional stages. But I did a follow-up experiment where I stressed sugar-fed yeast cells by heating and cooling them between 2 and 45 degrees Celsius and subsequently pouring in salt, citric acid and bicarbonate. When I observed samples each hour or so, I saw that the cells became weaker and lost their ability to fight each other, thus coming together into lumps and filaments. The filaments connecting the lumps showed that it was patently not banding up against enemies. So multicellularity began by Lamarckian dearmation (not Darwinian arms race), producing a several centimeters big sponge-like entity (bigger could not fit into the experiment glass) in 27 hours or less.  (Apr 27, 2013 | post #1)

Evolution Debate

Rapid evolution exists, so evolutionary psychology is rac...

If you do not read, you cannot know if it is stupid. Rapid evolution disproves the "evolutionary speed limit" and different living conditions across the world exists.  (Apr 26, 2013 | post #3)

Evolution Debate

Criticism of neo-Darwinism is NOT an argument for creatio...

No, the rest are NOT made up of anti-science cranks at all. The 99% creationists figure is also too high. Did you not even read about the problems of compatibility between independently evolved proteins as transmittor and receptor, and the arsenic worms? There are other flaws in neo-Darwinism as well, including: #The selfish gene model predicts that we should all die from intergenomic conflict between mitochondria and cellular nuclei (they are not closely related). #Since rapid evolution evidently exists, and neo-Darwinism explains it by saying that already existing individual variation can rapidly be converted into group differences by natural (or artificial) selection, neo-Darwinian evolutionary psychology inevitably makes racist predictions which fails to pan out (taking enough sociological factors into account, supposedly racial differences in intelligence and behavior can empirically be ruled out). It is like the theory of a lumniferous aether predicts annual variations in the speed of light in different directions which also fails to pan out. #Organisms (including mammals) in Chernobyl adapted to radiation levels vastly higher than anything they had ever been selected for, in a single lifetime. #The theory that evolution is driven by maximization of the amount of offspring predicts that ecosystem instabilities should incessantly exterminate important species as if all life were invasive species recently arrived. And why do you think I hate kittens? Do you mean literally or symbolically? If the latter, in what way should a kitten symbolize neo-Darwinism?  (Apr 26, 2013 | post #3)