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PhilGoetz comments on Parapsychology: the control group for science - Less Wrong

62 Post author: AllanCrossman 05 December 2009 10:50PM

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Comment author: PhilGoetz 16 December 2009 03:22:48AM 1 point [-]

That's why we need to replace biologists with robots. Like this one.

Comment author: Cyan 16 December 2009 04:13:13AM 1 point [-]

That approach only works because yeast has been subjected to intense investigation by low-throughput techniques, providing a huge knowledge base that constrains and guides the automated investigation. (It also helps that yeast doesn't do alternative splicing.) So it's not so much "replacing" as "building upon".