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A 10 años del #Terremoto2010 ocurrido en el Centro de #Chile, no tan solo cambió nuestra geografía, sino que fue objeto de estudio, avance #científico y #conocimiento en #sismología de terremotos.

En conmemoración del #megaterremoto, va el ➡️ #megaHILO 🇨🇱 sobre el #27F
Aunque ... ¿Qué sabíamos antes de este terremoto? ➡️ durante dos campañas de mediciones GPS entre 1996-1999, ya se conocía q entre #Concepción-#Constitución la región estaba madura para q ocurriera un gran sismo.
¡El último había ocurrido en 1835!, el famoso terremoto de #Darwin
Así, un grupo del @Dgf_uchile mostró que en esa zona habrían movimientos de 4 cm/año hacia el Este ➡️ nos acercábamos poco a poco a Argentina.
Miren las flechas apuntando hacia la derecha, son 13 estaciones GPS que se estaban moviendo en esa dirección, hasta #Santiago se movía!
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Absolutely--huge shoutout to #JanetBrowne, whose work informed "Through Darwin's Eyes" sections of Consider the Platypus.

A lot of folks ask if Darwin is still relevant to this conversation... Short answer: 100%. He's the reason for the season. (More on this later in the week.)
So enough about ME. Let's talk about #Darwin.
We're learning more about evolution every day, with every fossil we find, every genome we sequence. A lot of new knowledge prompts people to ask whether Darwin was "wrong." @KingOfUniverse8 asked me this yesterday:
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Thread: #Australia investing $715 million in northern port that hosts #US Navy warships

The #Darwin port is a focus of a rebalance of US forces to the Pacific, begun under the Obama admin & seen as a reaction to #China’s growing military
Upgrades worth $715 million to naval facilities in Australia’s Northern Territory will mean more support for visiting U.S. warships, according to an Australian defense expert.
The improvements are being made to an Australian naval base, HMAS Coonawarra, and the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin, the Australian Department of Defence said in a Dec. 11 email.
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Hoy se cumple el 160 aniversario de la publicación de uno de los libros más influyentes de todos los tiempos: #ElOrigenDeLasEspecies, obra cumbre del eminente naturalista Charles R. #Darwin (Shrewsbury, 12.2.1809 – Down House, 19.4.1882).

Abro #hilo #OTD
@MNCNcomunica @CSICdivulga @FATAPUERCA @museoevolucion @JuanLuisArsuaga @Jmbdecastro @MMartinonT @NachoMartinezM3 @JuliPereto @birloque Los 1.250 ejemplares publicados por la Editorial John Murray (@johnmurrays) en esa primera edición se vendieron el mismo día. Ante tal (esperado) éxito, se preparó rápidamente una segunda edición, de 3.000 ejemplares, que saldría a la venta el 7 de enero de 1860.
@MNCNcomunica @CSICdivulga @FATAPUERCA @museoevolucion @JuanLuisArsuaga @Jmbdecastro @MMartinonT @NachoMartinezM3 @JuliPereto @birloque @johnmurrays Durante la vida de Darwin se publicaron 6 ediciones de este libro, por las que en total ganó unas 3.000 libras en derechos de autor. Desde entonces ha habido miles de reimpresiones, adaptaciones y versiones en todos los idiomas: estas son algunas de las que tengo a mano…
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"You don't see radio changing gradually and suddenly become radar. #Darwin's theory doesn't work for #technology, and we have to make a new observation."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention
"Novel technologies are constructed from existing technologies. These offer themselves as components for the construction of further technologies."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention #technology #engineering #design
Unlike the two-parent #inheritance typical to (but not ubiquitous among) #complex organisms, #technology inherits features from n parents - a "vast ancestral #network" more like horizontal gene transfer networks in #bacteria.

W Brian Arthur on sumulating #invention on a chip:
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It’s time for another #ORNITHOLODAY! Tweeting today are @hemmingsnicola1, members of her @sheffieldAPS team including @fay_morland, and collaborators @ZSLScience @kikaB8 & @Belfast_Ash9 (we’ll introduce ourselves properly shortly!) #ornithology #teamegg
We’ll be delivering dozens of amazing egg facts throughout the day (08:00-15:00 UTC) #ORNITHOLODAY #teamegg
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"If I were to write a textbook on #complexity, it would be structured like this..."
- SFI Pres David Krakauer starts off this morning at #CSSS19 #CSSS at @IAIASantaFe

#error #adaptation #universality #coarsegrained #math #theory
"If you talk about #intelligence and #stupidity, you talk about #communication and #policy. That is the natural place to start."

"If you've ever written a Lokta-Volterra #equation, you've drawn a perpetual motion machine. There's no #dissipation."

- SFI President David Krakauer
"Why #God is a bad #theory: it's not because it's not true; it's because it uses an infinite-dimensional process to explain low-dimensional phenomena."

- SFI President David Krakauer at #CSSS19 on #Ockham's Razor & why #Darwin's animal breeding metaphor backfired on #evolution
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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I'm so grateful that Charles #Darwin lived in an era of #photography so that we can see:

1. Charles on his beloved horse, Tommy.
2. Charles Darwin (age 33) and his eldest son William Erasmus Darwin, 1842.
This is the only known daguerreotype of Darwin, and was taken 3 yrs after the technique was invented.
3. An albumen print that sold in the Literary and Scientific Portrait Club of which Darwin wrote to Hooker: “for Heaven-sake oblige me & burn that now hanging up in your room. It makes me look atrociously wicked.”
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