A blog post I had completely forgotten writing was quoted in a Nature journal editorial

I’ve been blogging for twenty years but the strange afterlife which blog posts can have never ceases to surprise me:

Using dichotomies in a constructive way requires asking on a case-by-case basis how much advance they bring, as well as how they may shape a debate in the short and long run. In the words of digital sociologist Mark Carrigan, “The problem with dichotomies is not so much their appearance as their persistence, their tendency to prove sticky and our ensuing difficulty in dispensing with them once they have served their original purpose.”


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