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I'm exhausted, but then the study must go on. Here's month four of the state of #OpEds in @IndianExpress @htTweets & @the_hindu.

April has been rougher than March.

It's actually been really really awful. In general, and for #OpEds too.

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Again, excluded Sundays since they're reserved for the usual columnists.

The quality of #writing has remained the same as the same writers have been writing here since time immemorial.

@IndianExpress had 130 #OpEds, @htTweets 78 & @the_hindu 122. #BringInMoreWomen
Of the 130 in @IndianExpress, women got only 18 bylines. This includes four joint bylines.

Their 'The Editorial Page', gave top billing to women ONLY ONCE. Wow. Aruna Sundararajan wrote on the lockdown dilemma.
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#Kumārila speaks of 4 types of #absence (prior, posterior, mutual and absolute). However, most of the absences we deal with do not really fit in the grid. What about the absence of an elephant in my room? It is neither prior nor posterior (as much as I can imagine, no one 1/4
will ever bring in an elephant here!). Nor is it mutual (there is no point of reference) and it is also not absolute in Kumārila's sense (Kumārila's examples of absolute absences are things which really don't or can't exist, like hares' horns). *After* Kumārila, 2/4
his commentators interpret it as a case of absolute absence, but Kumārila did not. So, how would have Kumārila thought of the absence of an elephant in my room? He might have been only interested in absences grasped because of a direct comparison with what exists or existed 3/4
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I am reading "Seeing absence" by #AnnaFarennikova on the epistemological experience of knowing that something is absent. The article (kindly suggested to me by Jack Beaulieu) deals with exactly the topic dealt with by #Mīmāṃsā and #Nyāya authors speaking of #abhāva (absence)1/10
and seemingly in the same terms! The starting point is the fact that our phenomenological experience of not seeing our laptop on the table once we come back after a short break has perceptual, i.e., immediate character. We don't feel like we are inferring an #absence 2/10
However, should not perception only be about "colours and shapes"? (yes, #Farennikova says the same as Sanskrit authors speaking about rūpa.) She thinks that this does not need to be the case and that we can indeed see absence, provided that our seeing is led by 3/10
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Non,le #glyphosate n'est pas le bon cheval de bataille car il est très peu toxique & non cancérigène #fact🤔academic.oup.com/jnci/article-a… … par contre ses remplaçants confectionnés par #Monsanto st bien +nocifs & +rentables 😱
Rappel: brevet #glyphosate est ds domaine public dps 2001
La revue @JNCI_Now (Journal of the National Cancer Institute) dans laquelle cela a été publié est très sérieuse : #ImpactFactor 12,583 pour l'année 2014, au 8e rang parmi 202 journaux de la catégorie #Oncologie
La chercheuse responsable de l'étude est @beane_laura qui est une spécialiste reconnue de l’épidémiologie de #cancer chez les travailleurs exposés et a déjà travaillé sur d'autres #pesticides en agro.
#Glyphosate
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