Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Science Blog Anthology is Available

The science blogging anthology we’ve been speaking of is now available for purchase. You can buy it from this link, either as a downloaded PDF file or as a paperback book. None of the authors whose work is reprinted in this book will receive any money from the purchase; the book supports the science blogging conference and forthcoming annual editions of the anthology.

Comments

  1. #1 Inoculated Mind
    January 16, 2007

    I think that the authors who are included in the anthology should get a free pass or some other perk in return for being published in it. It would be nice, however, to be included in such a thing.

  2. #2 Matthew
    January 16, 2007

    Lulu is amazing.

  3. #3 Bailey
    January 17, 2007

    Has any body noticed how the “science” blogs are more and more politics and relgion bashing than science?

  4. #4 Ed Brayton
    January 17, 2007

    Bailey wrote:

    Has any body noticed how the “science” blogs are more and more politics and relgion bashing than science?

    This blog has always been focused on politics, law and science and where those things intersect (thus the subtitle of the blog). Most of the ScienceBloggers focus on their own field of expertise and stay away from politics. For those that do write about politics, there is one obvious reason: the anti-science forces have politicized science and tried to interfere with it in ways they have no business doing. Thus we get 24 year old campaign staffers with no understanding of science at all working at NASA telling scientists what they can and can’t say. And thus we get political appointees at the NIH putting false information on government websites to appease the religious right. One could go on with examples all day long of this sort of thing. Scientists for the most part hate politics and would like to have as little to do with it as possible, but with all of the attacks on science from political interest groups (on both sides, from PETA to the creationists), they’ve had to get more involved to protect the integrity of science itself.

  5. #5 Michael Heath
    January 17, 2007

    Bailey – I recommend the following book, The Republican War on Science, that supports Ed’s post above: http://www.amazon.com/Republican-War-Science-Chris-Mooney/dp/0465046762/ref=cm_cr-mr-title/103-6707126-9668633. Mooney’s book documents why scientists are obligated to become more active in politics.

    Ed – I noticed Queensryche is playing next month in Mt. Pleasant at the local casino, which I believe is called the The Soaring Eagle, but not sure about that. Thought you’d like a heads-up in case you didn’t already know it.

  6. #6 Ed Brayton
    January 17, 2007

    Michael Heath wrote:

    Ed – I noticed Queensryche is playing next month in Mt. Pleasant at the local casino, which I believe is called the The Soaring Eagle, but not sure about that. Thought you’d like a heads-up in case you didn’t already know it.

    Interesting. Unfortunately, it will be in support of Operation: Mindcrime 2, which was so bad that I threw it out after the first listen. One of the worst albums I’ve ever had the displeasure of listening to. Still, might be worth going to for the old stuff. I saw them in 2000 and they put on a great show.