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Archives for September, 2006

Everything flows, everything changes…

The third edition of Panta Rei, the physics blog carnival focusing on heat and flow, is up on Nonoscience.

Medieval Philosophy

36th Philosophers’ Carnival: Tzadikim Edition is up on What is it like to be a blog. Carnivalesque XVIII is up on Blogenspiel.

Should you worry?

Target: Leftist Groups: In addition to the nebulous definition of “enemy combatant,” so too is the definition of “leftist group” entirely vague. Does a blog community qualify as a leftist group? Are only groups that have the means and intent to organize going to be targets of scrutiny? Does organizing a peace protest qualify? Is…

So, ….

…are you a citizen journalist or just a blogger? Depending on one’s definition of “journalist”, I guess. Is a professional (i.e., someone paid by a news organization) who publishes in newspapers a journalist no matter what s/he is writing, i.e., publishing just anything: ads, horoscopes, comics, crosswords, Ask Sadie, op-eds, etc? If so, bloggers are…

Easy On The Eyes

Beauty And The Brain: Experiments led by Piotr Winkielman, of the University of California, San Diego, and published in the current issue of Psychological Science, suggest that judgments of attractiveness depend on mental processing ease, or being “easy on the mind.” “What you like is a function of what your mind has been trained on,”…

Teaching Evolution Successfully

First posted on December 12, 2005 on Science And Politics, then re-posted on January 16, 2006 on The Magic School Bus and most definitely worth reposting again here…

If so, do you care, and if you do, what can you do to stop them? Open Switch, Billy the Blogging Poet and Robert Scoble and their commenters chime in on Internet copyright, Creative Commons and splogs.

This week’s Independent

Some weeks, I skim through The Raleigh Independent and nothing catches my interest. Other weeks, I find it chockful of interesting stuff – some of if quite bloggable. This week’s issue is one of those. This article about legal steps same-sex couples can take to get protections similar to heterosexual marriages is quite useful and…

I and the Bird

Beyond nest eggs: I and the Bird #33 is up on Don’t Mess With Taxes.

What Would Real Election Integrity Mean? The repeated use of the Illegal Immigrant frame activates deep frames related to police protection from a criminal threat. In such a law and order frame, progressives who oppose the House bill are characterized as failing to protect the citizenry from criminals. Moreover, progressives may be painted as corrupt,…