The Scientific Activist

Two Quick Notes

  1. On Sunday, the LA Times published an uninformed opinion piece by Michael Skube blasting the blog culture. A Blog Around the Clock has a nice wrap-up, and Jay Rosen is currently soliciting examples of good reporting by blogs over at PressThink for a formal response.
  2. Tara Smith of Aetiology has coauthored a policy paper with Steven Novella of NeuroLogica Blog in PLoS Medicine about HIV denialism on the web. Read it. This is an especially timely topic, as Thabo Mbeki’s government in South Africa shows signs of slipping back to its HIV denialism days with the recent firing of outspoken deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge


  1. #1 coturnix
    August 23, 2007

    The LATimes response by Rosen is now up.

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