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流行通訊:科學家係唔興過聖誕節嘅!

Come all ye scientists, busy and exhausted. O come ye, O come ye, out of the lab

Richard J. Ladle1, Ana C. M. Malhado1 & Peter A. Todd2

   1. Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
   2. Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 117543 Singapore

Sir

Will you be working on Christmas Day this year? We have found evidence that increasing numbers of scientists are swapping party hats for mouse mats during the festive season.

We searched for 'Received on 25 December [year]', using Google Scholar, to find out how many submissions were made to academic journals on Christmas Day between 1996 and 2006. Even taking into account the overall increase in the volume of submissions, there were about 600% more manuscripts received by journals on 25 December in 2006 than in 1996 (Figure 1). This trend is still apparent when papers submitted from institutions in Europe and North America are considered in isolation.
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We suggest four potential reasons for this move towards seasonal workaholism among scientists.

First, we are collectively falling victim to the 'publish or perish' institutional culture, in which our professional success depends almost exclusively on our publication record.

Second, the pressure on scientists to publish is paralleled by an increase in their administrative and teaching workloads. This pushes research and, in particular, writing into vacation periods.

Third, with the wide-scale implementation of electronic submission systems in the late 1990s, most journals are now 'open for business' every day of the year.

Although Christmas Day seems to be an ideal opportunity to get on with some blissfully uninterrupted research, we would urge our fellow scientists to keep their laptops turned off and enjoy a bit of Christmas spirit. You never know, Santa might then be more inclined to bring you that most popular of presents — a paper published in Nature!
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de omnibus dubitandum

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唉,唔怪得我做唔成科學家啦,太陽神節我通常都會出去玩既。
支持鼓勵每位離教者
any Christian should not celebrate any Christmas , e.t.c.

any Christian should not celebrate any Easter , e.t.c.

any Christian should not celebrate any birthsday , e.t.c. , even your own birthsday
http://www.realtruth.org/articles/461-actc.html
>> The Bible actually teaches that
>> Christians should not keep birthdays.
>> Numerous scriptures make this principle clear.

even
standing-against-it must MUST decrease the activities
of the whole economies
of the whole societies

any Christian should not celebrate any Christmas , e.t.c.
http://www.realtruth.org/articles/461-actc.html
>> The real Jesus Christ
>> was never in and never will be in Christmas!

its[[it's]] the ````````` Real Truth """"""""

even
standing-against-it must MUST decrease the activities
of the whole economies
of the whole societies

p.s.
.1.
well , be well prepared to be bored by reading inside there ,
too many texts ,
too many repetitions of 'the same subjects
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they have a fancy term for any religion which is
non-Christiannity or
non-Judaism or
non-Islam .................. : :::::::::: `````````paganism""""""""

i.e. including buddhism e.t.c.
i.e. including buddhism e.t.c.

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the meaning of ````````` paganism """""""" : ::::::::::
: :
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paganism
>> American Heritage Dictionary
[[.....]]
[[.....]]
>>   1.
>> One who is not
>> a Christian, Muslim, or Jew,
[[.....]]
[[.....]]
>>    3. Offensive
>>          1. One who has no religion.
>>          2. A non-Christian.
>>    4. A hedonist.

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the meaning of ````````` hedonist"""""""" : ::::::::::
: :
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hedonist
American Heritage Dictionary
[[.....]]
>>    1.
>> Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure,
>> especially to the pleasures of the senses.
[[.....]]
[[.....]]
>> hedonist
>>
>> noun
>> someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
>>
>> WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
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more about
the meaning of ````````` paganism """""""" : ::::::::::
: :
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paganism
>>>> any
>>>> of various religions
>>>> other
>>>> than
>>>> Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
>>>>
>>>> WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

>>>> any
>>>> any

i.e. including buddhism e.t.c.
i.e. including buddhism e.t.c.
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disclaiming note : :::::
i'm not any buddhist ,
proven by the fact of that
i do FREEly  speak ``a-little-bit" dirty languages , too

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