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To support my research on ecosystem functioning, my collaborators and I are developing PEcAn, a model-data synthesis framework (www.pecanproject.org) and BETYdb, its underlying database (www.betydb.org).

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Jan
2
comment Is “hot saucing” bad parenting?
@JeffAtwood not that I would do either, but it seems that the label of "cruel and unusual" would be limited to peppers and sauces than cause pain, rather than all hot sauces (with the caveat that younger children are more sensitive to weaker peppers).
Jan
2
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@LarianLeQuella you make a good point, but he is very careful in his book to dismiss the common unfounded / irrational fears about vaccines. I have removed the link to his site because I can see how it would give an impression of less rigor than his book for those who have not read the book.
Jan
2
revised What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
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Jan
1
comment Why don't kids like vegetables?
Three bites is a good idea; we also give three separate chances at different times. Our children eat most things we eat on the first or second try and it rarely takes a third (exceptions being some particularly spicy or bitter foods, which we generally don't push)
Dec
23
comment When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
@Rhea we did the send of, via postage, to a friend of mine who had just had a baby. My son was 2.5; we discussed and included other things the baby might need - diapers, a blanket, etc and shipped it off together at the post office. Whenever my son would ask for his pacifier, I would say "I dont know - where is it?" and he would say "we sent it to Alexander ...". We also got him a pair of roller skates the same day and told him that part of growing up was sending of your pacifier and getting roller skates.
Dec
23
comment When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
but if the teeth get deformed, its too late!
Dec
23
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
19
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
17
answered How to prevent “open air incidents”?
Dec
2
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
28
awarded  Taxonomist
Nov
18
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@DanMoulding this is all beyond the scope of the question, and it appears that you are misinterpreting my response. Perhaps you could find a good forum for this discussion on skeptics.se.
Oct
3
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@Darwy you make a good point, but Dr. Sears' main argument is that it does not need to be given at 1-2 days old in the hospital. For hep B to be transmitted via a bite, the bite would have to a) break the skin (relatively uncommon) and b) be made by a carrier, which is extremely rare among infants.
Oct
2
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
1
comment How do you handle a teacher that teaches pseudo science?
@j.rightly def: "Any body of knowledge purported to be scientific or supported by science but which fails to comply with the scientific method." Wiktionary
Aug
26
comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
@Dan It would be helpful if you could be more specific - what in the book do you consider dangerous? Do you consider this recipe dangerous, and if so, what evidence do you have to support your conclusion?
Aug
26
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Aug
26
accepted Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
Aug
26
answered Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
Aug
21
comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
@DanBeale among other things, the paper says that infants drinking soy milk have ~65-400 times as many estrogen-like isoflavones in their blood compared to infants drinking cow-based milk.