It occurs to me that I’m kind of dropping the ball on my shameless self-promotion because I haven’t mentioned that one of my posts made the cut for this year’s fifth edition of the best-of-science-blogging anthology The Open Laboratory. The post included is Science Is More Like Sumo Than Soccer, a discussion of the importance of avoiding jargon.
I was a little surprised at that one, but re-reading it to copyedit the text for publication, I guess it is pretty good. It wasn’t one of the top posts of last year, traffic-wise, but I think it’s useful, and am happy to have it included.
(It’s interesting, though, that every time I’ve been included (three times so far), it’s been for this sort of meta-science article, rather than any of my physics explanations (which I generally regard as more important than the meta material). I’m not sure that means anything, though.)
There’s a bunch of good stuff on that list, and if you’re looking for something good to read, you could spend a lot of time getting through it all.