Adventures in Ethics and Science

Nerd-off status report.

Although it would seem that some suspiciously hott ScienceBloggers think they have enough data to call a winner in the nerd-off, it’s not over yet.

There are more nerds poised to represent. (Not just ScienceBloggers, either. I’m curious to see whether anyone at Cosmic Variance will throw down.) As well, there will be a proper analysis and weighing of the data in evidence.

So there’s still a chance to get your nerd on in the nerd-off. Anything posted (and detected via Technorati or Google Blogsearch) by next Sunday evening is eligible. The results will go up Monday, Sept. 18.


  1. #1 Shelley Batts
    September 9, 2006

    Hey, I prefaced it with “in my humble opinion.” If anyone can beat Chu-Carrol I’ll eat my hat!

  2. #2 Andres
    September 10, 2006

    I made this comment chez Shelley, but this seems to be the proper place, so I’ll insist. My point is that there should be some kind of normalizing factor (perhaps as an alternative ranking, of honorary mentions). Just like impact factors of papers, which vary in range according to disciplines, nerdiness is more prevalent in some areas. Dog bites man when a computer science phd gets 99% in a geek-oriented nerdiness test. But it’s more noteworthy when a philosopher gets 93% at the same test, even if he sports an albino gorilla avatar.
    Greetings from a humble 87%er…

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