Archives for July 18, 2009

There are moments when the difference between bloggers who are real writers and who combine amazing talents of observation with careful analysis, thoughtful construction of argument, and clear presentation vs. the rest of us slobs who are just babbling, hoping the commenters will compensate for our slovenliness, becomes painfully obvious.

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

I will simply point you to my earlier post on this topic.

… continued … Since we are talking about geology, I do not want to give up the opportunity to bring up one of the coolest stories of geology ever, given the present day discussion of science and religion. You will be asking for a source for this story. Look it up in Wikipedia, where all…

I’m Dorothea Salo, an academic librarian exploring the practices, processes, and praxis of e-research. Click Here to visit The Book of Trogool

Following almost exactly one month on earlier reports that he was gravely ill, which were followed, in turn, by denials of those reports, Walter Cronkite has died at the age of 92. And that’s the way it was. My earlier post, and one story of Cronkite’s brush with Cronkite’s brush with racism and a strong…

An ugly fact killing a beautiful hypothesis I’m not mentioning any names, and don’t ask me any details. In fact, don’t repeat this story. Some years ago, when I was a mere graduate student, a fellow student working in an unnamed country in Africa discovered a very very old stone artifact. To this day, this…