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Archives for October, 2006

Tangled Bank #65

Tangled Bank, Darwin or Wallace edition, is (finally) up on Thoughts From Kansas. There is something wrong with the intended host’s website, so Josh volunteered to save the carnival and did a splendid job at such short notice.

Lakoff on “staying the course”

In today’s New York Times. (via Ed Cone)

How Should We Call Them?

A follow-up on last week’s repost (originally from April 06, 2005)…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Cougar Predation Key To Ecosystem Health: The general disappearance of cougars from a portion of Zion National Park in the past 70 years has allowed deer populations to dramatically increase, leading to severe ecological damage, loss of cottonwood trees, eroding streambanks and declining biodiversity. Researchers are calling it a “trophic cascade” of environmental degradation. Professor…

SBC – NC’07

Fred Stutzman, the Facebook expert from Unit Structures is coming to the 2007 North Carolina Science Blogging Conference. Are you? Technorati Tag: sciencebloggingconference

Google-Bomb the Election

If you go here and copy and paste the code into your blog, you will get something that looks like this:

Chris Mooney will be in the Triangle for three days – October 28-30th. Come to one of his book-readings: Saturday, October 28 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Quail Ridge Books 3522 Wade Ave. Raleigh, NC 27607 Sunday, October 29 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Regulator Bookshop 720 Ninth Street Durham, NC 27705 Monday, October 30th 12 noon-1 PM “Science…

Internet use in Serbia

There is a new study out on computer and internet use in Serbia (via). Several things immediately jumped out at me: how many people connect by modem, how many connect from home (as opposed to work, school, etc.), how big is the rural/urban divide, and how many people think they have no use for the…

Ken Miller in Raleigh

Rev. BigDumbChimp alerts me that Ken Miller will be in Raleigh on November 6th, giving a lecture at NCSU at 7pm. Tickets are free but you have to have one in order to attend. You can get your tickets here.

There is nothing easier than taking a bad paper – or a worse press release – and fisking it with gusto on a blog. If you happen also to know the author and keep him in contempt, the pleasure of destroying the article is even greater. It is much, much harder to write (and to…