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Hi everyone! Time for another #ORNITHOLODAY!

My name is Brandon Edwards (@bedwards144), and I'll be tweeting to you LIVE from Guelph, ON Canada today. I plan to focus on the role of computer science (I'll call it #CompSci today) in #ornithology.

First, a bit about me!
I'm currently a 4th year BSc student at the University of Guelph (@uofg) in Guelph, ON. I initially started out in the school's Bachelor of Computing: Computer Science program, and actually was in that program for about 3 years before I switched to Mathematics! #ornitholoday
Before university, I had taken a year off after high school. During that time, I picked up the hobby of photographing birds, mainly just ones at bird feeders. It wasn't until I photographed this Red-bellied Woodpecker that I fell in love with birds and #ornithology! #ornitholoday
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Here's the thing. If you--a computer scientist who has published exclusively on #compsci education--want to make some claims about how "the science of sex differences" is discussed on university and college campuses, you actually have to consider relevant #research. 1/ #citation
Let's have a look at who you're citing and upon what recognized peer-reviewed scholarship your discussion relies.
1. James Damore
2. Your own previous Quillette article "Why Women Don't Code"
3. Steven Pinker's *The Blank Slate*
4. A Gad Saad's talk
5. A Heterodox Academy blog 2/
6. A Steven Pinker interview
7. A Claire Lehmann Quillette article
8. A research article (Aha! Finally!) whose only claim to fame is . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . NOT MAKING IT THROUGH PEER REVIEW
9. That Larry Summers speech

That's it. 3/
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Interested in thinking more deeply about what a “cause” is? Causation: A Very Short Introduction from @ranilillanjum and @SDMumford is a great starting point.

Thread recap starting now👇🏽#twittereview #epibookclub #causation #causalinference #epimethodsclub
Chapter 1 sets up the problem: causation is hard to define, both in general & for specific events. It’s more than just temporal ordering, but is it a separate thing?

An ex., a town gets sick after flood of rats. Did the rats cause sickness? Maybe it was actually a sick visitor.
Chapter 2 introduces us to Hume’s theories of causation.

1st, regularity: sometimes things are *regularly* followed by other things.

Is this causation? If so, how regular is regular enough? How many times do we have to observe steam after heating water to say it’s causal?
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