Friday Carnivalia

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  • Carnival of Evolution #8 is presented here, by Irradiatus
  • Four Stone Hearth: “A New Hope” Edition is HERE.
  • Not a carnival but an important, related post: Why Backlinks Matter, at Nature Blog Network.
  • Friday Ark at The Modulator

And while we are on the subject of carnivals, I’m hosting the next The Giant’s Shoulders. Please get me your relevant posts by about the 14th of February.

“The Giant’s Shoulders” is a monthly science blogging event, in which authors are invited to submit posts on “classic” scientific papers. Submissions are due on the fifteenth of each month, and entries will be aggregated and linked to on the host blog of the month. Links to entries should be sent to that month’s host blog. What defines a “classic” paper? This depends upon the field in question, but one expects that the work should have somewhat stood the test of time: we suggest perhaps 10 years old, or more. Contributors should not only describe the research involved but also put it in a broader historical/scientific context: why is the work in question important/groundbreaking/revolutionary/nifty? It should go without saying by the use of the word “classic”, but papers should be in an accepted, established scientific field: contributions promoting non-traditional science and pseudo-scientific ideas are inappropriate. Why restrict yourself to “classic” papers? Entries profiling an important person or concept in the history of science are also acceptable.

I should also note that the Scienceblogs.com ‘back end’ (our interface) is pretty much down for the count (upgrade = bad). I’ve scheduled a number of posts to come out over the next couple of days but as long as our MoveableType system is working so poorly, I’ll be blogging at Gregladen.com. See you HERE.

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