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Blogs, as Carl Zimmer astutely noted at this year’s ScienceOnline conference, are software. Despite all the hand-wringing over whether science bloggers can or should replace science journalists the fact of the matter is that science blogs are the independent expressions of a variety of writers about subjects which they feel passionate about. There is no…

Gone crazy, be back soon

I apologize, dear readers, that today I probably won’t be able to keep up with my more usual prolific rate of posting. The reasons for this today are as follows; I have two major exams today, one in my “Soils & Water” “Soils and Society” class and my Computers midterm (which for some reason was…

A Big Day for Science Bloggers

I’m a little late on this, but if you haven’t already, head on over to Greg Laden’s fancy new digs here at ScienceBlogs! Be sure to stop by the Sandwalk, too, as it’s celebrating it’s first blogiversary. Update: Also, Chris is celebrating his 100th post with a brand new carnival about classification and systematics, Linnaeus’…

Bring out ‘yer dead

The next edition of the paleo-carnival The Boneyard is coming up this Saturday at Catalogue of Organisms, so be sure to get your entries to me (evogeek at gmail.com) or Chris (gerarus at westnet.com.au) soon!

I’ll be there

I still am a bit disappointed that I had to miss SVP this year, but fellow paleo-blogger Amanda has suggested that everyone who wants to attend the 2008 meeting put a little progress bar on their blog to remind themselves to start saving up for the trip (you can make your own using this word…

A close-up B&W shot of the Willamette Meteorite. The holes the riddle one face of the meteorite were not caused by “cosmic collisions” but by the bolide rusting away in the ground prior to its removal from the Oregon soil (it consists of 91% iron). Virginia Hughes is an editorial assistant here at ScienceBlogs who…

Happy HalloMeme!

Creature-features are fun to watch any time of the year, but they’re an absolute must on Halloween. Although there are many excellent SF and horror films to choose from, this year I’m going to have to pick John Carpenter’s The Thing.

Dino ghosts?

Matt has put up the latest and greatest edition of The Boneyard, guiding visitors along a haunted fossil-picking tour of the best paleo-blogging from the past two weeks. Trust me, this one is not to be missed. I’m still looking for a host for the week after next (and into the foreseeable future), so if…

Think, think, think…

Hmmm… I must admit that the attention this blog has been getting as of late has left me astonished (when I first started writing I wondered if anyone would ever read my posts), and Eric of The Primate Diaries has given my ego another boost by bestowing The Intellectual Blogger Award upon me (my only…

A note on the paucity of posts

Normally I try to write something substantial for this blog every day, even if it can’t be a thoroughly-researched mega post like some of my more notorious writings. Yesterday was no exception, especially in light of the fact that a Rutgers philosophy professor, Jerry Fodor, has recently published a rather incoherent piece that’s critical of…