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Viral video marketing of science instruments seems to be flurishing: Monty Python and the Holy Instrument:

Science, Art, Education, Communication

The September 2007 issue of JCOM – Journal of Science Communication – (issue 3, volume 7) is online.: Next issue will be online on the 18th December 2008. There are several articles in this issue that I find interesting and bloggable. Contents:

On NPR’s Science Friday today

There was a fantastic example of an anti-vaccination caller on this show earlier today – Parents Protest Increase In Required Vaccinations. Please listen to the podcast, especially to the last caller. Prodded over and over again, she displayed more and more loony conspiracy theories and in the end flatly stated that no kind or amount…

The Genius of Charles Darwin

Not on US television (Channel 4 in the UK only): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 [Via]

Re-framing ‘Save The Planet’?

Interesting idea: “Save It” Global Warming message by 10 yr old from 1skycampaign on Vimeo. [Via – read the post as well]

Titles of blog posts have to be short, but I could expand it to something like this: “Depending on the medium and the context, many scientists can be and often are excellent communicators” That is what I understood to be the main take-home message of “Sizzle”. If you check out all the other blog reviews,…

Cool bloggy miscellanea

Scientific Collectivism 1: (Or How I Stopped Worrying and Loved Dissent): I want to bring up a discussion about what I perceive is a dangerous trend in neuroscience (this may be applicable to other areas of science as well), and that is what I will term “scientific collectivism.” I am going to split this into…


Olivia Judson is absolutely right – let’s get rid of the terms “Darwinist” and “Darwinism”. She writes, among else: I’d like to abolish the insidious terms Darwinism, Darwinist and Darwinian. They suggest a false narrowness to the field of modern evolutionary biology, as though it was the brainchild of a single person 150 years ago,…


Yes, I am one of many SciBlings and other bloggers who got offered to pre-screen Randy Olson’s new movie “Sizzle” (check the Front Page of for links to all the others). I was reluctant at first, but in the end I gave in and agreed to preview a copy. Why was I reluctant? As…

Ha! Made you look! Which is exactly the point! Go and add your own ideas in the comments there….