An astonishing new foolproof way to get funding for any science project

January 24, 2012

Original Research Article

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week, Volume 6, Issue 8, January 2012, Pages 1-7.
Michael P. Taylor, Mathew J. Wedel, Darren Naish.   View Abstract

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5 Responses to “An astonishing new foolproof way to get funding for any science project”


  1. Don’t forget that it only gets us 24 hours of time to view or download your paper. If we misplace it, or it becomes corrupted (like SOO many Science pdfs), or our hard drive dies, well there went $40 down the drain…

    You might be interested to see Why Evolution Is True has a post up today conflating open access with peer review- http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/new-and-open-science-the-end-of-peer-review/

  2. Mike Taylor Says:

    Arrrgh! From the article that Mickey linked: “But I do approve of much of the open-access movement. There are, however, problems with it, some of them highlighted in the Times piece. If there is no peer review of published papers, then there is no quality control.”

    It hurts.

  3. Mark Robinson Says:

    @Mickey – if I consider a file to be important, I back it up (a simple copy) to a second hard-drive in my computer. If it’s *really* important, it also gets backed up to an external hard-drive.

    You can set these to run as scheduled tasks in most operating systems so you don’t even have to remember to do it yourself.

    Or you can just purchase, beg, borrow, steal, an external hard-drive with a built-in automated backup and literally just press a button.


  4. Oh. I see. I was pretty sure the answer was going to be “include a [adjective],[superlative] dinosaur {really a marine reptile} in the proposal.”


  5. Isn’t it a little early for All Fools’?


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