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Archives for January, 2008


All men are mortal. Socrates was mortal. Therefore, all men are Socrates. – Woody Allen

Help name the new blog-zygote!

Shelley and Steve were getting a little lonely (just intellectually, of course, don’t get any weird ideas!), so, not much to tell, one thing led to another and….they will be fusing their two excellent and successful blogs into a new Superblog, right here on scienceblogs.com! But, they have a problem – the domestic squabbles have…

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Alun Salt (of the Archaeoastronomy blog, sometimes known as “Clioaudio”) recently wrote a post about the Portable Antiquities Scheme: The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal-detector users,…

Blogrolling for today

Space Cadet Saving Species To catch a panda The Wisdom of Whores Animal Inventory Practical Ethics Blog Jacks of Science Science of the Invisible AJCs Virtual Frogroom

Blogs – obligatory readings of the day

Blogs by Sarah Boxer, in New York Review of Books. Laelaps responds: I don’t quite get the same impression…


‘Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world. – William Shakespeare

Obama wins big in South Carolina

Apparently, it was more important to some voters that the candidate looks like them than that the candidate is actually good for them. Ah well, the identity politics… Clinton won the white women, Edwards white men, and Obama won big with African Americans. Go figure…. Watch the results here as they get counted tonight… Pam…

The Hopeless Monster? Not so fast!

Olivia Judson wrote a blog post on her NYTimes blog that has many people rattled. Why? Because she used the term “Hopeful Monster” and this term makes many biologists go berserk, foaming at the mouth. And they will not, with their eye-sight fogged by rage, notice her disclaimer: Note, however, that few modern biologists use…

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