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links for 2008-11-10

Warnock’s Dilemma – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "[T]he problem of interpreting a lack of response to a posting on a mailing list, Usenet newsgroup, or Web forum. It occurs because a lack of response does not necessarily imply that no one is interested in the topic, and could have any one of several different implications,…

links for 2008-11-06

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The System Worked "We hear so often that the American political system is broken, but I think the last two years suggest that our national politics are healthier than we have been led to believe." (tags: politics us society culture blogs) Easily Distracted » Blog Archive » Dear President Santa "Here’s a Christmas wish…

links for 2008-11-04

Fafblog! the whole world’s only source for Fafblog. ""All we really need is some kind of simple technological solution," says Giblets, "like a garbage-powered weather machine or a synthetic source of God."" (tags: fafblog science environment silly blogs) McCain Refusing To Tell Voters What’s In Box Unless Elected | The Onion – America’s Finest News…

links for 2008-10-16

slacktivist: Racism and litigation "[N]o, it’s not an overstatement or an uncharitable characterization to say that anyone swallowing this ACORN-scapegoating is insane and a racist bastard. This is a baseless assertion that begins with the argument that poor people and black people are the powers that be in America — that they run the show.…

links for 2008-10-07

Interview with Chad Orzel It’s me, doing a blog interview on how I got into science, how I got into blogging, and the future of science outreach. (tags: science blogs physics academia) xkcd – A Webcomic – Depth Negative powers of ten, xkcd style. (tags: science comics xkcd) Seeing race and seeming racist? Whites go…

September 11, 2008

links for 2008-06-28

Dynamics of Cats : Who is Obama’s Science Adviser? I’m available… (tags: politics US science) Colby pig could live happily ever after “If you were a pig and you go to a pig roast, you’d run away, too. It’s not the ideal spot to hang out.” (tags: animals academia silly) Graphic: How Class Works –…

links for 2008-06-25

Teaching Business at a Liberal Arts College :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education’s Source for News, Views and Jobs “With its successful integration of multiple academic disciplines, the study of business is a highly developed form of area studies.” (tags: academia education humanities social-science)

Small Colleges Represent!

Congratulations to Davidson, who just knocked off Gonzaga. It’s a 7-10 game, so not that big an upset, but there aren’t a lot of liberal arts schools winning NCAA games, so let’s hear it for the Wildcats.

I need to disappear into a swamp of paper grading, exam writing, and committee meetings for a while, so here’s a comment thread topic inspired by somebody else’s typo: Librarians or Libertarians? I’m not entirely sure exactly what I’m asking for– it could be “Which of these groups have done more good for humanity?” or…