The Questionable Authority

Mike Dunford

Goodbye

UPDATE: I have a new blog home! The Questionable Authority can now be found at Scientopia. When Pepsigate first erupted, I was extremely unhappy both with that situation and with how Seed had been treating its bloggers. I did not join the large (and still growing) group of departing ScienceBloggers at that time. I’ve invested…

…before someone used Pepsigate as the inspiration for some painfully good satire. Well done, Bob.

The personal life update:

Since I’ve obviously started blogging again (at least for the moment) I thought this might be a good time to bring you up to date on the latest excuses reasons I haven’t been blogging much over the last few months. I’ve been working a real, live jobby job. It’s one that has extremely limited internet…

This is not the post I though I’d be putting up today. This morning, I fully expected to come home from work, post my already-written “I quit” post, and point you all to a WordPress blog I set up yesterday. As of this moment, I’m not leaving Sb. As of this time next week, who…

A few of you might have noticed that there’s a new blog here at ScienceBlogs – one that does not exactly seem to be receiving a warm welcome. Pepsico – the makers of much of the sugary caffeinated goodness that gets me through the day – seems to have managed to purchase a blog here.…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, because I’ve been busy goofing off and having fun – I took a long European vacation (pictures and posts to follow). I’m back, mostly recovered, and almost back to my normal routine.

As of this morning, at least 20% of your genes were patented by someone other than you. The holders of the patents could quite literally forbid you to investigate large portions of your own personal genome. This afternoon, a federal judge in New York handed down a broad ruling that calls into question – thankfully…

Next week, I’m going to be in the UK. My plans for the trip are centered on two things: the room I’ve booked in London for the week, and the 8-day rail pass I purchased a couple of months ago. This morning I hit the National Rail website to start figuring out exactly which trains…

Remembering Megan

If it takes a village to raise a child, I was particularly lucky to grow up in the middle of a wonderful little village in the middle of the Bronx. All things considered, the village did a pretty good job with a whole bunch of kids, who have since spread out all over the place.…

One of my many distractions lately is travel planning. After spending several months living in the wilds of Lower Alabama, I’m getting to take a bit of a vacation. Right now, face a 60-minute round-trip commute to get to the nearest bookstore (a marginally acceptable Barnes and Noble). If I’m going to make a longer…