Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
— Sir Francis Bacon.

Since I’ve been preoccupied with the PepsiCo fiasco, I’ve not been promoting Scientia Pro Publica as I should be doing. So here’s the most recent edition; “Scientia Pro Publica 34“, published by Denis at This View of Earth. Let’s all head out to Denis’s blog to read the carnival and leave some warm fuzzies in the comments thread, then read the linked essays and leave your comments on at least one of those essays, either telling those authors what they did well, or making suggestions for improvements in their writing. Remember, the purpose of this blog carnival is to build a community of people who write and who read about science — as a reader, you are the experts as to what works best!

After you’ve read this most recent issue of Scientia Pro Publica, perhaps you would like to submit one of your science, environment or medical blog essays to the next issue of Scientia? Or maybe you have read an interesting essay written by someone else? To share yours, or others’, writing, either use this automated submission form or click the cute little widget on the right to use an automated blog carnival submission form. Alternatively, you can also send the link directly to the Scientia Blog Carnival email address.

The next issue will be published 19 June by John at Kind of Curious. As always, we are seeking hosts for upcoming issues, so if you are interested to host an issue of Scientia Pro Publica on your blog, please check the schedule, choose an available date and then contact me through email or by leaving a comment in the comment thread here or there. So far, all hosting slots are open from 13 September through the end of the year. Those whose writing has been included in previous editions of this blog carnival are preferred hosts, but I am happy to work with you: first-time hosts are not only welcomed, but are encouraged to volunteer.

So don’t hesitate to provide your assistance by either submitting essays that you wish to share with a larger audience, or by hosting an upcoming edition of Scientia.