The Intersection

Well, I showed up here at The Intersection, and boy, the place needed some cleaning up…Chris’s bad habits, leaving unwashed dishes in the sink, mountains of empty Miller Lite bottles everywhere, and most troubling…we have no proper Scibling banner. So after some sidebar housekeeping and other small-scale fixing up of things, it was time to address that major faux pas. As a result, Chris and I are now ready to announce:


i-93291682883b091f511dba2487bbd502-Norman-Rockwell---Triple-Self-Portrait-Poster-Card-C10230690.jpeg Design an “Intersection” banner and have your art displayed atop our blog for at least one year where the world can be dazzled by your creativity and wit! That’s thousands of views a day all credited to you! We like to mix things up so there are no guidelines as long as it’s not rated NC-17. Out-of-the-box ideas encouraged and keep the theme in mind: An Intersection of Science, Policy, and Pop Culture. Our posts are good insight into what we like…everything from conservation and storm forecasting to music and policy… Surprise us with something unexpected or impress us with style and class.

Winner will receive, in addition to fame, signed hardcover copies of both of Chris’s books, a signed photo featuring the majestic sea cucumber and me, and a little something special from ScienceBlogs! For inspiration, check out almost any other Scibling. Email questions and entries to and All submissions must be received by Friday, September 14, 2007 and a winner will be announced by September 21. By submitting your banner, you give The Intersection permission to feature your work online.

Good Luck!
Sheril and Chris


  1. #1 Flora Peterson
    August 10, 2007

    What a lovely idea Sheril and Chris. I’ve never been to your blog before, but one of the science teachers at our school forwarded me this announcement. I am a highschool art teacher and will be encouraging my students to participate.

    It’s also important to me to let you know after reading some of your posts that you’re doing something very special by making science and politics interesting. It warms my heart reading that young bright educated people are changing the world and making a difference everyday.

  2. #2 Linda
    August 10, 2007

    Flora Peterson, it warms my heart to read what you wrote, with the keen perception that you obviously have…
    I would have liked to have you as one of my teachers when I was younger; one with an open mind and positive embrace of life’s learning experiences.
    I think this contest is a super idea.

  3. #3 James Hrynyshyn
    August 12, 2007

    It will be interesting to see how “the intersection of science and politics” (the Scientific Activist) intersects with your “the intersection of science and politics and culture.”

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