Sixth months of the (De-) Extinct Weblog — Extinct

* Max Dresow writes…

Nicely, it’s now been six months for the reason that Extinct weblog resumed operations. To mark the event (and in the perfect Extinct trend), I assumed it may be enjoyable to focus on the content material that’s appeared since January.

This content material may be organized underneath three broad headings. We’ve had 4 “Featured Essays,” that are equal to what was referred to as ”Visitor Posts” again when Adrian, Derek, Joyce, and Leonard had been operating issues. An unintended theme of those essays was the intersection of historic science and local weather science, and particularly the difficulties concerned in evaluating historic and modern knowledge. Then there have been eight installments of my essay collection, Problematica, protecting every thing from early American pragmatism to research of the deep historical past of Mars. Lastly, there have been sporadic information digests, which perform as (very) mini-essays on current paleontological analysis.

Earlier than I get to the rundown, let me first say thanks to these of you who’ve been studying and sharing our content material. I’m not very social media savvy, and I’m satisfied that phrase of mouth has performed as giant a job in rebuilding our visitors as my meager efforts at selling the weblog. For those who’re prepared, please assist us out by following us on social media and sharing something you discover attention-grabbing (hyperlinks to social may be discovered on the backside, right-hand aspect of the web page). I do know it’s annoying to be advised to “like and subscribe,” however for a mom-and-pop philosophy weblog like this one, it truly is vastly priceless. Additionally, there’s a lot of enjoyable stuff within the pipeline, which I’m wanting ahead to sharing with you!

Sizing up the Biodiversity Disaster: Paleocurves, Measurements, and Problematic Inferences” (Federica Bocchi)

> A stimulating essay on the issues concerned in evaluating current and previous “biodiversity” (or, biodiversity and paleodiversity), which additionally introduces the helpful distinction between“data-” and “conceptual incommensurability”

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