Interdisciplinary MetaResearch Group


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In 2020, the Interdisciplinary MetaResearch Group merged with MetaMelb.

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What’s the picture in the header? It’s by Dr Seuss’ (with obvious modifications, by Ashley Barnett) and shows the Hawtch-Hawtcher watchers. (The relevance to our work was brought to our attention by the wonderful Neil Thomason.)

“Oh, the jobs people work at! Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there’s a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch. Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn’t work any harder not mawtch. So then somebody said “Our old bee-watching man just isn’t bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!”. Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn’t watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who’s watching that bee. You’re not a Hawtch-Watcher you’re lucky you see!”
― Dr. Seuss, 1973, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?