Philanthropy

Adventures in Ethics and Science

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Reader Patrick made a generous donation to my challenge, and wrote: I want to thank you for the posts on Ethics. It is a subject that I feel is mostly neglected during a scientist’s formal education. We end up learning by example (not always good), but it should be a required course for everyone with…

Regular reader Duke (who this blogger knows as “Dad”) made a generous contribution to my challenge and requested sprog art and a limerick on the subject of chemistry. (Like my mom, he indicated that this donation was to go to the “NO TATTOO” fundraising total.)

Regular commenter Super Sally (who this blogger knows as “Mom”) made a generous contribution to my challenge and requested sprog art and a limerick on the subject of astronomy. (She also indicated that this donation was to go to the “NO TATTOO” fundraising total.) If only I had a fancy overhead projector with which to…

Ewan made a generous donation to one of the projects in my challenge and, as he did last year, he requested a poem illustrated by the sprogs on the subject of memory. It turns out that drawing “memory” is pretty challenging! However, the sprogs worked out some ways to represent the concept of memory more…

By now you’ve probably seen the news that Seed has kicked in $15,000 to fund projects in our Blogger Challenge slates. We are, as always, thrilled at our Overlords’ generosity. This year, though, rather than applying the money at the end of the drive, we have a situation where each blog with an active challenge…

On the East Coast, the sun is rising on day 21 of Blogger Challenge 2008. With only 10 days left in the drive, it seems like a good time to check how the ScienceBloggers with challenges are making out. Thus, I present the “Top Six” standings to date:

Another generous donor (who prefers to remain anonymous) made a contribution to my challenge and requested some artwork from the sprogs. The requested subject matter, cats, is one about which the Free-Ride offspring are pretty enthusiastic (perhaps because I’m allergic to cats and can’t live with them). So, send in the cats:

What would the Blogger Challenge be without hand-drawn bar-graphs?

This is a project in Brian Switek’s DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge, and if it doesn’t find full funding by the end of today, it’s not going to happen.

In a lot of ways, the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge is a community endeavor. It is all about what you, our community of readers, can accomplish together for public school students and teachers in need. Also, it’s a great example of how citizens of the blogosphere think about community — not just a group of people…