Archives for April, 2007

Reframing framing

Jason objects to the claim that science is badly framed. He offers several examples in which he feels that: it is the pleasantness of the message, not the slickness of the marketing, that is relevant. That’s the fatal flaw in the argument [by Nisbet, Mooney, etc.]. The problem isn’t ineffective framing, it’s having a message…

An example of framing

What is this photograph about?

Ask a ScienceBlogger took a vacation a little while back, but it’s back now in a new form. The last installment was hosted at Cognitive Daily, and now Thoughts from Kansas gets to answer this pressing query: “How did kissing evolve? Are humans the only primates who kiss? Why do we?” Setting aside the rather…

KC Bloggers

It was very cool getting to see the KC blogosphere in full effect last night. I got to meet the minds behind blogs like The Flogging of America, Dangerblog, Cubicle Gangsta, mtoast, General Blather, Sader family blog, …JustCara, Spyder, Well Hell Michelle, and of course Death’s Door. I think I got there after Emaw and…

Extinct

It appears that Overwhelming Evidence has run out.

Zachary Moore attended the DI’s Darwin vs. Design traveling show. He got an interesting insight while chatting with Todd Norquist, of the DI’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture: I asked him how many of these conferences were planned by the Discovery Institute, and he seemed hesitant, telling me that he didn’t know…

Irony

Stay Red Kansas couldn’t write about guns yesterday because, well, there was a massive shooting: Today, Stay Red had planned to discuss Governor Sebelius’ unnecessary veto of the House’s firearm legislation. Due to the previously referenced events, we felt it appropriate to move today’s coverage to a later date. That firearm legislation would have forbidden…

Novels as science textbooks

Ohio IDNet’s Roddy Bullock has written a novel: If you ever wished for a fun way to learn about intelligent design, here it is . . . Written for readers of all ages, the updated second edition of The Cave Painting is particularly suitable for high school and college students desiring to understand the truth…

The LA Times won the explanatory reporting prize for a 5 part series on ocean pollution: The five-part “Altered Oceans” project, headed by environmental reporter Kenneth R. Weiss, revealed how mankind has choked the oceans with trash, nitrogen, carbon and other pollutants ? killing sea life, making some coastal residents sick and effectively turning evolution…

The price we pay for civilization

Matt Stoller is feeling good about Tax Day: I am proud to pay taxes because I take pride in America, and paying some tiny burden to keep our society running is an extremely small price to pay for being able to call myself an American citizen. The old expression ‘you get what you pay for’…