merdemicrobes

A smorgasbord of microbial ecology

And some other stuff, too

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rmcminds: biologist, data scientist, wheel inventor

I biologize, philosophize, and computize. I’ve always been drawn to the more theoretical aspects of evolutionary biology, which has led to my recent focus on statistics and modeling. Unfortunately, I’m bad at math and hate being inside all the time, so I’m always looking for excuses to observe nature directly.

Latest Posts

One model to rule them all

I like hyperbole. Anyway, I wrote a complicated model again. It ‘works’, it’s slow, and it doesn’t really tell me anything new about the data I ran through it. So what’s really new here. Still, I like it for philosophical reasons. And I often think I’m a better scientific philosopher than actual scientist. So letContinue reading “One model to rule them all”

Fun ideas

I have fun ideas, sometimes. Like, I was imagining the title of this blog could be variable depending on the day. On days that were going pretty well, the nice ‘Mer de Microbes’. On other days, maybe that first space would disappear. It should be pretty easy to do. I could write some code thatContinue reading “Fun ideas”

Mer de Microbes

When I started my first blog, I initially used this title for it. I had recently begun working in French Polynesia, was helping a French postdoc, and was interested in learning the language, and I thought, “‘Sea of Microbes’ in French, that’s nice.” I created the page and started working on the blog. And thenContinue reading “Mer de Microbes”

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