Top 2 Socarxiv Papers Today in Arts And Humanities


2.029 Mikeys
#1. Rinse and repeat: the situated value of replication across epistemic cultures
Bart Penders, J. Britt Holbrook, Sarah de Rijcke
The increasing pursuit of replicable research and actual replication of research is a political project that articulates a very specific technology of accountability for science. This project was initiated in response to concerns about the trustworthiness of science and is applicable and valuable in many fields. Here, we argue that this value cannot be extended everywhere, since the epistemic content of field differs, as well as their accountability infrastructures. Furthermore, we argue that there are limits to replicability across the board, but in some fields, including parts of the humanities, these limits severely depreciate the value of replication as a technology of accountability there.
more | pdf
Figures
None.
Tweets
jbrittholbrook: Preprint of our latest offering on #replication (with @b_penders and @sarahderijcke): https://t.co/1mN66uMKxQ.
MsPhelps: RT @jbrittholbrook: Preprint of our latest offering on #replication (with @b_penders and @sarahderijcke): https://t.co/1mN66uMKxQ.
tonyR_H: RT @jbrittholbrook: Preprint of our latest offering on #replication (with @b_penders and @sarahderijcke): https://t.co/1mN66uMKxQ.
sarahderijcke: RT @jbrittholbrook: Preprint of our latest offering on #replication (with @b_penders and @sarahderijcke): https://t.co/1mN66uMKxQ.
Github
None.
Youtube
None.
Other stats
Sample Sizes : None.
Authors: 3
Total Words: 0
Unqiue Words: 0

2.008 Mikeys
#2. The future of energy: Energy prospects for a budding inter-planetary civilization
Marko Kovic
The only prospect for the long-term survival of humankind is space colonization: The establishment of permanent and self-sustaining human habitats beyond Earth. One necessary condition for space colonization is energy. In order to successfully colonize space, future generations will have to have suitable sources of energy at their disposal. In this discussion paper, existing as well as possible future energy sources are analyzed in terms of their utility for space colonization. The conclusion is sobering: Among existing energy sources, Solar power and nuclear fission are most promising. However, without the (rapid) development of space-based Solar power and nuclear fusion technologies, humankind might not be able to sustain extraterrestrial habitats - humankind might go extinct if we do not develop new sources of energy quickly enough. This existential energy challenge is proposed as a novel and general explanation for the Fermi paradox (the apparent absence of technologically advanced intelligence in our galaxy other than humankind).
more | pdf
Figures
None.
Tweets
socarxivpapers: #SocArXiv: The future of energy: Energy prospects for a budding inter-planetary civilization https://t.co/Y1LDdDeIzG
Github
None.
Youtube
None.
Other stats
Sample Sizes : None.
Authors: 1
Total Words: 0
Unqiue Words: 0

About

Assert is a website where the best academic papers on arXiv (computer science, math, physics), bioRxiv (biology), BITSS (reproducibility), EarthArXiv (earth science), engrXiv (engineering), LawArXiv (law), PsyArXiv (psychology), SocArXiv (social science), and SportRxiv (sport research) bubble to the top each day.

Papers are scored (in real-time) based on how verifiable they are (as determined by their Github repos) and how interesting they are (based on Twitter).

To see top papers, follow us on twitter @assertpub_ (arXiv), @assert_pub (bioRxiv), and @assertpub_dev (everything else).

To see beautiful figures extracted from papers, follow us on Instagram.

Tracking 100,376 papers.

Search
Sort results based on if they are interesting or reproducible.
Interesting
Reproducible
Feedback
Online
Stats
Tracking 100,376 papers.