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SiBlings, Part IV

Here is the forth and final part of the introduction to SEED sciencebloggers. Check out the first part, the second part and the third part if you have missed them before. There ain’t no eleven left, so today we have only ten (but I hear there will be a couple more soon….):

Jake Young of Pure Pedantry is a neuroscience student and the founder of The Synapse. His interests are broad, as in Economics as Evolution, Practice over Innate Ability, Chronicles of Higher Ed Symposium on Academic Blogging and Hummers vs. Hybrids Redux: On Corporate Research, but you really need to read everything about the Gloyd Landis testosterone test and the underlying science in his latest post:Floyd Landis and Testosterone Testing: All the Background You Want and Need (updated X 4)

Mike Dunford studies evolution. On Questionable Authority posts like Global Warming and Rockfalls and Genome comparison 101 are explaining science, while Santorum on Science and Scientists and Nation Building versus Nation Rebuilding, part 2 cover politics. I’d say the ratio of two topics is about 50/50.

Orac Knows. And it shows. All on Respectful Insolence. This is where you will find your Friday Dose Of Woo, the cutest blog mascot, the occasional appearance of the Hitler Zombie and the main headquarters of the Skeptic’s Circle. More seriously (and in much, much greater length, depth and detail for which Orac is famous), you will find debunking of alternative medicine, Holocaust denial, Autism quakery, Creationism and other forms of pseudoscience. Oh, by the way, Orac is a surgeon and a biomedical researcher and his expertise is in cancer.

Shelley Batts is a neuroscience student, blogging on Retrospectacle. She is the resident expert on African Grey Parrots, from Alex to her own Pepper and everything about them. There, you can also learn everything you need to know about the sense of hearing, as that is her area of expertise as well as much other neuroscience, along with the lighter, cuter fare.

Have you checked Fantastical Fridays over on Scientific Activist yet? Nick Anthis studies biochemistry, but his blog is about so many other things as well, from politization of science, to animal rights to NASA.

On William Connolley’s blog, Stoat, you’ll find climate, climate, climate, climate and climate. So, you are still skeptical of global warming?

John Lynch writes about evolution, anti-evolution and history of science on Stranger Fruit. Oh, and don’t forget Friday Free Association

Abel PharmBoy of Terra Sigilatta is another one of my fellow North Carolinians here and the only SiBling I met in person (and yes, he really is as nice as he sounds in his posts and comments). On his blog, you will learn everything you want to know about pharmacology, pharmacognosy, herbal remedies, alternative medicine and, of course wine.

Physics is up on Uncertain Principles, where Chad Orzel also comments on everything from
politics and the life in academia to science fiction and True Lab Stories.

David Ng and Benjamin Cohen blog on The World’s Fair, one of the most ecclectic and fun blogs around here. David is a molecular biologist and Ben does science studies (does that mean that David likes to do, while Ben likes to watch?). So, there’s stuff about the environment and stuff about books and stuff about genetics and stuff about climate and, have you solved the puzzle yet?

I guess I can put my own blog here as the eleventh, but I will, instead, leave it up to you to dig through the archives and categories instead…Check out the first part, the second part and the third part of this series as well. Look around my SiBlings’ archives, bookmark them, blogroll them, subscribe to their feeds, and “favourite” them on Technorati if you like any or all of them (as well as the scienceblogs.com site as a whole).


  1. #1 Kristjan Wager
    July 29, 2006

    Well done.

    So, are you going to introduce us to the frequent commenters here in ScienceBlogs?

  2. #2 coturnix
    July 29, 2006

    This is a great idea for each blogger to do separately – then we can compare the notes and see what commenters are the most universal on SB.

  3. #3 Kristjan Wager
    July 29, 2006

    I’m affraid that it’ll either be the ScienceBloggers themselves or certain less desired elements (i.e. kooks).

    I know that I only spam 4 or 5 blogs with my comments, even if I read more.

  4. #4 cfeagans
    July 29, 2006

    I must say, I read this blog, Afarensis, Pharyngula, and Dispatches on a daily basis. I read FAR more than I post…

  5. #5 Abel Pharmboy
    July 30, 2006

    BZ, you’re kidding me, right? A lovely guy whose just as gregarious in the reality-based community as he is online has only met little ol’ me out of the stable of ScienceBloggers? And you are too kind..I’m really an evil bastard : ).

    We must have a NC meetup, perhaps arranging something around Anton Zuiker’s 25 Aug bloggy BBQ? It’s a good weekend and I believe it falls before most schools and colleges start (although Anton notes that it’s his little girl’s first day of kindergarten – why would an administrator decide to start school on a Friday??)

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