positivist grindset

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Joined August 2008
Doctors in China have been executing prisoners by extracting their hearts for transplantation, according to a new paper by myself and co-author Dr. Jacob Lavee in the American Journal of Transplantation. we do a little thread about it. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/…
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1/8 I'm often asked "Why do amphorae have pointed bases?" and as a potter who has now made hundreds of them, I have to say that it's something that I have thought about a lot. For a start they'd be a lot easier to make if they had a flat base. As it is you start throwing from..
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Kongfu in Chinese restaurant industry:
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I am *very satisfied* with this @FT email, that's an absolute 5 right there
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Hi friends, this is going to be an interesting event! We hope you can join us as @mpr0010 shines the spotlight on something you may not have heard about: execution by organ removal in China. Pls register here: eventbrite.com.au/e/china-ex… @The_AmericanBar @LawyersWeekly @LowyInstitute
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when preparation meets opportunity nitter.1d4.us/Olamidedammie/st…
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Suppose I wanted to justify the choice of dimensions for a bridge which I imagine to be building, by making loading tests on the material of the bridge in my imagination.
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A day after we took this 2 years ago, my dad fell to his death in the Olympic Mountains. I miss him terribly. After he died, though, an astonishing thing happened that still fills me with gratitude and hope — here's how 3 strangers saved this photo from being lost forever🧵
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this thread goes hard
China is like a patchwork of full-throated neoliberal city-states with a Keynesian central government unevenly grafted on top. Central gov sets policies which amount to prim accum in the countryside, providing municipal cadre with super-exploitable migrant prole masses
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Replying to @mpr0010
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Recent research by @mpr0010 provides evidence of physicians in China participating in executions by organ removal. Join @drmaisato and @simoneabel for this important and timely discussion with @mpr0010. 📅 Thurs 28 July 👉 eventbrite.com.au/e/china-ex… @cpjp_org_au @EleosJustice
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I am absolutely pronouncing it as the plural of pig. » pigz - Parallel gzip zlib.net/pigz/
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just learned this -- very cool!
It's the final @altmetric highlight of the year. 'Analysis of official deceased organ donation data casts doubt on the credibility of China’s organ transplant reform', published in BMC Medical Ethics, was our top rated article of 2019. Read it here: bit.ly/2EWMp7J
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The only pattern of its kind
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» History of w3m w3m.sourceforge.net/STORY hard to explain why I deeply love this so much... there is an ethos there
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Portraits of Naxi People in SW China’s Yunnan Province, 1930s, by Joseph Rock (1884 – 1962), Austrian-American botanist, explorer, geographer, linguist, ethnographer and photographer.
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Color Macao, 1987. ©️ Bruno Barbey.
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And this is what we do when we 'prove' a logical proposition.
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Mencius said, "When Heaven is about to confer a great responsibility on any man, it will exercise his mind with suffering, so as to stimulate his mind, harden his nature, and improve wherever he is incompetent." (Mn. 6B.15)
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