17 Works

Proposed SARS-CoV-2 Spillover During 2019 Review of Samples from a Mineshaft in Mojiang, Yunnan Province, China

Anon
This research examines the activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in late 2019, when samples from a mineshaft associated with a suspected SARS outbreak were being reviewed. It proposes that spillover may have occurred during this review of samples including of a virus (BtCoV/4991) only 1% different to SARS-CoV-2 in its RdRp. 23 AUGUST 2021 UPDATE FOR JOURNALISTS: The findings presented in this preprint have been misattributed in CNN, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post...

Big Shock. Bell's Theorem Collapses Again.

Ilija Barukčić
Both from the points of view of recognition and understanding, the knowledge of fallacies can arm us against many kinds of mistakes and can help us to overcome serious scientific disagreements in a reasonable way. Being able to avoid or to detect fallacies can been viewed as a supplement to criteria of good scientific reasoning. Fallacies can be identified in several different ways. One way is to derive a logical contradiction such as +0 =...

List of predatory journals and publishers

Shrestha, J. (2020). List of predatory journals and publishers.Retrieved from http://eprints.rclis.org/40643/

Quantum Vacuum Gravitation and Cosmology. The Electromagnetic Nature of Gravitation and Matter-Antimatter Antigravity

Constantin Meis
We show that the electromagnetic quantum vacuum plays a primary role in gravitation and cosmology. - Photons are local oscillations of the electromagnetic vacuum field guided by a non-local vector potential wave function - The vacuum electric permittivity and magnetic permeability are intrinsic properties of the electromagnetic vacuum. - We show that the electron-positron elementary charge derive naturally from the electromagnetic quantum vacuum - The masses of all particles (leptons, mesons, baryons) and antiparticles are...

Big Shock. Bell's Theorem Collapses Again.

Ilija Barukčić
Both from the points of view of recognition and understanding, the knowledge of fallacies can arm us against many kinds of mistakes and can help us to overcome serious scientific disagreements in a reasonable way. Being able to avoid or to detect fallacies can been viewed as a supplement to criteria of good scientific reasoning. Fallacies can be identified in several different ways. One way is to derive a logical contradiction such as +0 =...

Deconstruction of Sustainable Development Discourses: Avoiding Skepticism Pitfalls with a postmodern perspective

Sustainable development has been a concept, a movement, and a commitment, one of a kind. In its short lifetime, it has been subject to many changes and improvements. Many countries have joined under the umbrella of sustainable development and its goals, but the definition of sustainable development has remained ambiguous. In this paper, the ambiguity of this definition with a postmodern look has been studied to deconstruct it with the hope of finding the roots...

Styles of reasoning for mathematics education

David Kollosche
Although reasoning is a central concept in mathematics education research, the discipline is still in need of a coherent theory of mathematical reasoning. With respect to epistemological problems in the dominant discourses on proof, mathematical modelling, and post-truth politics in the discipline, and in accordance with trends in the philosophy of mathematics and in mathematics education research in general, it is argued that it is necessary to give a relativist account mathematical reasoning. Hacking’s framework...

It from bit — a concrete attempt

Alexandre Furtado Neto
All fundamental Planck scale symmetries are restored on a global level when a new charge is postulated in a finite, closed, Euclidean discrete space. Gravity emerges as a residual effect of the electromagnetic force in this scenario, resulting in a deterministic toy universe driven by a single input parameter. Randomness is identified using a Chaintin argument. Aleph0 definite value is tied to the size of the universe. This is not an interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,...

Making sense of periodicity glimpses in a prediction-update-loop - a computational model of attentive voice tracking

Joanna Luberadzka, Hendrik Kayser & Volker Hohmann
Humans are able to follow a given speaker even in challenging acoustic conditions. The perceptual mechanisms underlying this ability remain unclear. In this study, we present a computational model of attentive voice tracking, consisting of four main computational blocks: A) sparse periodicity-based auditory feature extraction, B) foreground-background segregation, C) state estimation and D) top-down knowledge. Conceptually, the model brings together ideas related to auditory glimpses, foreground-background segregation and Bayesian inference. Algorithmically, it combines sparse periodicity...

Proposed SARS-CoV-2 Spillover During 2019 Review of Samples from a Mineshaft in Mojiang, Yunnan Province, China

Anon
This research examines the activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in late 2019, when samples from a mineshaft associated with a suspected SARS outbreak were being reviewed. It proposes that spillover may have occurred during this review of samples including of a virus (BtCoV/4991) only 1% different to SARS-CoV-2 in its RdRp. 23 AUGUST 2021 UPDATE FOR JOURNALISTS: The findings presented in this preprint have been misattributed in CNN, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post...

On the Semantics of Big Earth Observation Data for Land Classification

Gilberto Camara
This paper discusses the challenges of using big Earth observation data for land classification. The approach taken is to consider pure data-driven methods to be insufficient to represent continuous change. We argue for sound theories when working with big data. After revising existing classification schemes such as FAO's Land Cover Classification System (LCCS), we conclude that LCCS and similar proposals cannot capture the complexity of landscape dynamics. We then investigate concepts that are being used...

On the Semantics of Big Earth Observation Data for Land Classification

Gilberto Camara
This paper discusses the challenges of using big Earth observation data for land classification. The approach taken is to consider pure data-driven methods to be insufficient to represent continuous change. We argue for sound theories when working with big data. After revising existing classification schemes such as FAO's Land Cover Classification System (LCCS), we conclude that LCCS and similar proposals cannot capture the complexity of landscape dynamics. We then investigate concepts that are being used...

OFFICIAL STEVENS COVID RESEARCH PAPER.txt

Yan Limeng
This is to show how easy it is to make an official looking paper on this website.

OFFICIAL STEVENS COVID RESEARCH PAPER.txt

Yan Limeng
This is to show how easy it is to make an official looking paper on this website.

Corona, mathematics, and the evaluation of expert knowledge

David Kollosche & Wolfram Meyerhöfer
Maturity and citizenship in a democracy require that laypersons are able to critically evaluate experts’ use of mathematics. Learning to critically reflect on the use of mathematics, including the acquisition of the mathematical knowledge and skills required to that end, has been repeatedly postulated as an indispensable goal of compulsory education in mathematics. However, it remained unclear in how far such reflection is possible, even for the well-educated layperson in mathematics. We use different discussions...

Representing COVID-19 information in collaborative knowledge graphs: the case of Wikidata

Houcemeddine Turki, Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb, Thomas Shafee, Tiago Lubiana, Dariusz Jemielniak, Mohamed Ben Aouicha, Jose Emilio Labra Gayo, Eric A. Youngstrom, Mus'ab Banat, Diptanshu Das & Daniel Mietchen
Information related to the COVID-19 pandemic ranges from biological to bibliographic, from geographical to genetic and beyond. The structure of the raw data is highly complex, so converting it to meaningful insight requires data curation, integration, extraction and visualization, the global crowdsourcing of which provides both additional challenges and opportunities. Wikidata is an interdisciplinary, multilingual, open collaborative knowledge base of more than 90 million entities connected by well over a billion relationships. It acts as...

Proof of Fermat Last Theorem based on successive presentations of pairs of odd numbers

K. Shestopaloff Yuri
A simpler proof of Fermat Last Theorem (FLT), formulated by Fermat in 1637, is suggested. The initial equation x^n + y^n = z^n is considered not in natural, but in integer numbers. It is subdivided into four equations based on parity of terms and their powers. Cases 1, 3 and 4 converge to case 2, which is studied using presentation of pairs of odd numbers with a successively increasing presentation factor of 2^r. The proposed...

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