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Adventures in Ethics and Science

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And … we’re back!

To celebrate the successful (!!) upgrade of ScienceBlogs to MT4, here is a dragon: Thanks, as always, for your patience.

You’ve probably already gotten the news that ScienceBlogs is getting a backend upgrade to MT4 this weekend. While this is going on (from Friday 1 PM Eastern until sometime Saturday, we hope), you’ll still be able to read the ScienceBlogs posts that are already up, but Sb bloggers won’t be able to publish new posts…

First, from the Seed Overlords: You may have noticed some pretty yellow banner ads around the site this week. They’re advertising a huge reader survey that we’re conducting right now. Anyone (excepting Seed employees) who fills it out can enter to win an iPod and MacBook Air. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.…

Inescapable trade-offs?

Because the three-dimensional world has had me in a headlock (and a heat-wave), I’m tardy in passing on the news that ScienceBlogs is hosting a new blog, Next Generation Energy, that is slated to run from July 9 to October 9. On this blog, Seed editors, ScienceBlogs bloggers, and outside experts will be discussing future…

There is a rather vigorous exchange (although one that fails my test for a “dialogue” in a number of ways) going on in the comments on my post about Kay Weber’s efforts to keep going forward with her lawsuit against Fermilab. Since this particular ethics blog is my ethics blog, I’m taking this opportunity to…

Blogiversary programming notes.

Hey, today is the third anniversary of my first post on “Adventures in Ethics and Science” at the original digs. I can honestly say that when I started the blog as a virtual extension of class discussions in my “Ethics in Science” I didn’t imagine that it would continue past the end of the semester,…

Blogroll Amnesty Day

By way of Abel and DrugMonkey (among others), I see that today is Blogroll Amnesty Day. Jon Swift has the must-read post on the origins of the day and what it means now: The idea that links are the capital of the blogosphere seems so obvious that you would think an economist like Atrios of…

Programming note.

I’ll be offline until Sunday evening (California time). This means comments you submit between now in then will dangle in the aether until I’m back online, but please don’t let that put you off from commenting if you have something to say. Hope your weekend is a good one!

As you might guess, my site is one of the sources of content. If you’re reading this post at New York Articles (or at “Articles”, whose tagline is even more grammatically incorrect) rather than at my actual site, you are partaking of a suboptimal experience. I’m not going to give you the URL for the…

Rules of engagement.

To address an issue that came up in discussion of posts on other blogs, I want to make clear the principles I follow when dealing with real-world scenarios here or via email: