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Archives for October, 2006

On Velikovsky

Archy sums it all up in An object lesson in Wiki research. Nice to see a professional historian take a look at history of pseudoscience.

Carnival of the Green #51

Carnival of the Ghoulish Green is up on Groovy Green. Next week, the carnival celebrates its first anniversary by going back home to City Hippy.

The Kindergarden Regime

A hat-trick from Orcinus: Sara explores new frames in Adult Supervision. Funny, as well as insightful. Dave on Science And Republicans and Those Republican values.

Amanda’s Hat-Trick

Three-in-a-row for Amanda Marcotte, on what liberalism is, totally brilliant (can someone hire her, please, for an editorial page?): The non-ideological era Liberalism in ascendance Who Counts?: …what conservatives mean when they say they’re for “small” government and liberals are for “big” government–those adjectives describe the size of the number of people that count as…

Neuroblogging of the week

The Synapse #10 is up on Neurocritic. Next week, it is the turn for Encephalon (the two neurocarnivals appear on alternate weeks) and it will be hosted by me, right here. Send your entries by November 5th at 5pm EST to: Coturnix AT gmail DOT com.

My picks from ScienceDaily

Trotting With Emus To Walk With Dinosaurs: One way to make sense of 165-million-year-old dino tracks may be to hang out with emus, say paleontologists studying thousands of dinosaur footprints at the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite in northern Wyoming. Because they are about the same size, walk on two legs and have similar feet, emus…


In my part of the world, and most of the US and Europe as well, there was a general agreement that all clocks would be set an hour off back in April. This may have made sense in a world in which most people worked on a single shift, and most factories were lit via…

SBC – NC’07

Josh Staiger is coming to the 2007 North Carolina Science Blogging Conference. Are you? Technorati Tag: sciencebloggingconference

The Mooney Experience

Just a quick note. I finally got to meet Chris Mooney, my fellow Seed Scienceblogger and the author of The Republican War on Science. On Saturday, we met early enough to have coffee and a little chat before his book-reading and signing event at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. The long weekend in local schools…

On the Window Sill

Marbles (left) and Biscuit (right):