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Archives for October, 2007

Run for Cover – a Four-Headed Penis!

If it was Friday and if I still had the time, energy and inspiration for Friday Weird Sex Blogging, I would definitely write something snarky about this latest study – of a four-headed penis of the Echidna. But the topic fits nicely into the Halloween theme if things like these scare you In short, the…

How to talk about Health Care

Rockridge Institute published a set of articles (and a video ad) that I found quite interesting about the way to frame health care. See for yourself: Introduction to Rockridge’s Health Care Campaign: Framing for Rockridge is about the honest expression of the progressive moral view based upon empathy and responsibility for oneself and others. It…

There are 81 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. There are already 112 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so…

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You must remember this, A kiss is still a kiss, A sigh is just a sigh; The fundamental things apply, As time goes by. – Herman Hupfeld

Are you a naked mole-rattist?

Do you agree that Naked Mole Rats are beautiful? Does it irk you to no end when you hear someone state that they are ugly? Does it make you mad when the MSM, oblivious, ignorant and insensitive, repeats that standard denialists’ trope? Are you sick-and-tired of the “he-said-she-said” journalism that just HAS to, every time,…

Intellectual Blogger Award

Mo the Neurophilosopher awarded me with a coveted prize – the Intellectual Blogger Award, bestowed to…. …those bloggers who demonstrate an inclination to think on their own. This is what I think is needed in today’s blogosphere. The term ‘Intellectual’ has often been derided in recent times, and this is one way to resurrect the…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Big Fossil ‘Raptor’ Tracks Show Group Behavior: Everyone knows that “raptor” dinosaurs walked with their deadly sickle-shaped foot claws held off the ground and that they moved in packs … right? After all, it was in “Jurassic Park.” But until now, there was no direct evidence of either of these things. Now, an international team…

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may have seen this, this and this, i.e., an effort to design an icon that a blogger can place on the top of a post that discusses peer-reviewed research. The icon makes such posts stand out, i.e., the readers will know it is not a…

There are 82 days until the Science Blogging Conference. The wiki is looking good, the Program is shaping up nicely, and there is more and more blog and media coverage already. There are already 109 registered participants and if you do not register soon, it may be too late once you decide to do so…

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I don’t have time to distinguish between the unfortunate and the incompetent. – Charles de Gaulle