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Big ideas from the famous Guarda, Switzerland course in evolutionary biology

Why is it so hard to come up with a big idea and a way to test it? What if you could choose any idea in any system, then plan an experiment unlimited by funds or manpower? What is your … Continue reading

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The perfect preproposal: show us the menu, not the shopping list

I have been pollinating my lime tree and my orange tree with a fine paint brush since they are flowering prolifically in a sunny inside hall at Wash U in chilly St. Louis. I love the lime flowers the most … Continue reading

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The perfect preproposal: make your aims complete

By now it is quite clear that NSF proposals have thoroughly adopted the NIH language and refer to the heart of a proposal as a series of aims, so I won’t fight it any more, though I do prefer to … Continue reading

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