Update: Deadline for submissions is January 2nd at noon EST.
Wow! I posted the call for suggestions on Friday night, it is a weekend and a holiday, the traffic is down to a half, yet I got so many suggestions already, both in the comments and via e-mail! I am also very happy to see how many people are suggesting not just their own but other people’s posts. This is going to be heckuva job for me! All science bloggers are my friends and I will have to dissappoint so many of them in the end. I wish I could collect 500 posts instead of just 50.
As I stated in the original post, I am looking to showcase the diversity of science blogging. I got a lot of it already, but some things are dominating, while others are still missing. Can I get a poem? Something funny or satirical? Something about teaching science? A how-to recipe for a science experiment to do at home? Science for kids? Some history and philosophy of science? Check the original post for more ideas.
I understand that posts debunking Creationism and other types of pseudoscience are very popular. So are the posts dealing with political/religious assaults on science. A few of those will certainly make it, but there is a wealth of such stuff out there, the competition is really tough. On the other hand, if you can think of something unusual or unique, something that nobody else does, it may have a greater chance of making it into the blook than your best smack-down of Dembski.
I will try to find a way to let you help me make the choices, perhaps with some kind of a poll later on that will cut down the numbers to a little bit over 50. But in the end, the final fine-tuning of the final 50 will be up to me. While some bloggers are more popular than others, except in a case where a 2-parter can be fused into a single post, I don’t want to include more than one post by the same person. I still want more suggestions – keep them coming. Dont’ forget very old posts from 2, 3 or 4 years ago! Not everything needs to be from the last few months.
Below the fold are all the suggestions that have arrived so far (and I’ll keep adding more over the next few days as they keep coming in). Hover the cursor over the title to reveal the name of the blog. Checking these out may give you an idea of what is missing – what areas of science, what types of posts. Some of these posts may refresh your memory and remind you of another post that is really good. Alternatively, you may want to browse the archives of Tangled Bank, Grand Rounds, Carnival of the Green, Skeptic’s Circle, Mendel’s Garden, Bio::Blogs, The Synapse, Encephalon, Animalcules, Circus of the Spineless, I And The Bird, Panta Rei, Philosophia Naturalis, Change Of Shift, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Radiology Grand Rounds, Four Stone Hearth and Festival of the Trees for inspiration.
[Originally posted on Dec 23 at 2:52pm]
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The Write Stuff or Cause celebre or Flea Collar or In Perpetuity
Lab meetings are cool and geeky, and I am just geeky and Lab craziness, fused into one post.
Pick one from this: Top Eleven: Time to Vote!, or Physics Funding Fundamentalism or Thoughts on the LHC and ILC or Atheist Church Socials? or Local Realism, Loopholes, and the God Delusion or The Grad School Application Process or Science Is A Scary Place to Work or
Notes Toward a User’s Guide to Synthetic Chemistry Talks or Real Clock Tutorial: History
Eyes, Part One: Opening Up the Russian Doll and Eyes, Part Two: Fleas, Fish, and the Careful Art of Deconstruction fused into a single post, or Getting The Mooney Treatment or An Old Fave: The Wisdom of Parasites
Training the Expert Mind and Training the Expert Mind, Part II: Medical Diagnosis fused into a single post.
Crabzilla! Queen Of The Deep! or The ‘Beauty’ Industry Is Destroying Our Society With Their Lies or Chris Gets His Questions Answered or It is always about money or A Response to Anonymous or How Are Seamounts Islands? or God of the Sea (and Horses)
Part One: Introduction to Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses and Part Two: Introduction to Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses continued fused into a single post, or Public health, defense, what will *really* make us safer or Viral eradication and the evolution of smallpox or Simple evolutionary study may predict path of Ebola outbreaks or Emerging Disease and Zoonoses #18: spread of H5N1 in Nigeria
BREAKING NEWS: George Deutsch Did Not Graduate From Texas A & M University and NASA Science Censor Resigns fused into a single post, or Speak No Evil or Deutschgate in the Media or Caught in the Line of Fire: Animal Rights Activists Take Over Oxford or Oxford Scientists Bite Back at Animal Rights Activists and Oxford Scientific Activists Take Their Message to the Streets fused into a single post.
The Egyptian Chariot: Part 1 and Egyptian Chariots – Part 2 of 2 fused into a single post, or Review- Dawkins’ God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life
Ode to a tree or The abstract and the concrete in biology (1 of 2) and Evolving representations (2 of 2) fused into a single post, or The Demarcation Problem… again or Against units in biology or Methodology, domains and disciplines or A Darwinian history or Is nature democratic? or Popper on evolution or When is a species worth conserving? or Essentialism revisited or Peer review, stem cells and science
Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt, part I and Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt, part II fused into a single post, or A particularly egregious misrepresentation of a study or Medicine and evolution, part I: Introduction or A field guide to biomedical meeting creatures, part 1: Any questions? and A field guide to biomedical meeting creatures, part 2: Poster time! fused into a single post (or separately).
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sleep (But Were Too Afraid To Ask) or Chossat’s Effect in humans and other animals or Influence of Light Cycle on Dominance Status and Aggression in Crayfish or Jumping on the ‘omics’ Bandwagon or Biology and the Scientific Method or The Clock Metaphor or BIO101 – Lecture 5: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology or Blogs and the Future of Science
Michael Denton and Molecular Clocks or E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak in Taco Bell Restaurants, or a (partial) fusion of posts from this series: Three Domain Hypothesis, Part 1, Three Domain Hypothesis, Part 2, Three Domain Hypothesis, Part 3, Three Domain Hypothesis, Part 4, Three Domain Hypothesis, Part 5 and Three Domain Hypothesis, Part 6.
A series: 10 assertions about evolution and 10 Assertions about Evolution (or Can you marry your half-sister’s daughter?) and 10 Assertions About Evolution (or Whatever Happened to the Fisher-Wright controversy?)