Archives for May 24, 2010

While we’re waiting for Ask the Science Blogger to get off the ground, let’s see what is already out there:

Anti-Vax Discussion and Action.

Discussion: PalMD, in Too many too soon?, compares the ravings Jenny McCarthy and her friends to actual scientific research. PZ Myers asks you to visit an Anti Vax poll. Here.

Those are the words of UCLA’s Ned Wright, a PI with NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. NASA is putting out a press release summarizing the results of the project so far. For example:

Happy Towel Day

It’s tomorrow.

In the first part of this discussion, I reminded you that we are talking about “falsehoods.” “Falsehood” is a term I and others have co-opted and have used for well over a decade in anthropology and biology courses across the land. The idea is to identify a statement that, when uttered in some particular demographic…

Or should I say “ice.” The Phoenix Mars Lander seems to be dead in the dust, with its solar panels having suffered severe winter ice damage as shown by photos from the Odyssey Orbiter:

My honored colleague Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo (which I am currently reviewing …. stay tuned) will be on Skeptically Speaking this coming Friday, so don’t miss that. Also, yours truly will be on (not live but recorded assuming certain technical difficulties will be worked…

Go pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and watch this PolitiPorn. Take notes. Discuss. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy