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OK, that’s an exaggeration, but I’ll explain. First, some colleagues and I have been talking about two related issues: how to continue to build readership, and what attracts or repels certain groups of readers. I love my readers and commenters, but are there things I could be doing to attract more readers? And what would…

Web 2.0—your doing it wrong

As anyone who has been following the naturopathy thread knows, this blog often covers controversial topics. To help elucidate the problems, there is often vigorous debate, which I rarely censor. I bring this up because of this blogs recent HONcode certification. As I told you, HON is struggling with the format of blogs. They are…

HONcode certification

As of this evening, I will be displaying the HONcode certification badge on the left sidebar of this blog. I was able to achieve this certification on my original wordpress blog, and then at denialism blog. The HONcode serves a specific, limited purpose, and some of you might be interested in what that purpose is,…

Please change your feeds accordingly

Blake has pointed out to me that my feedburner feed isn’t working, so I’m changing back to the scienceblogs feed. If you use rss feeds, please change your settings accordingly. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry about it.

Open Lab 2009

Open Lab is a project that collects all the best science blogging of the year, kills a few trees, and prints them all together in something called a “book”. Of course, I am featured in Open Lab 2008 (with 49 of my closest friends), and I’d love to be this year as well. Here is…

New docs in the ‘sphere

We’re being far to easy on our medical students. In the old days, when giants walked the Earth, medical students wore sackcloth and lived in the anatomy lab with the cadavers. They didn’t have time to do something as frivolous as writing. Well, they are doing just that. Some rather clever med students are finding…

Holy Crap! I missed my blogiversary

My first blogiversary at scienceblogs.com came and went on March 20th, and I failed to eat cake. Oh well, next time I’ll remember party favors.

Atheists talk—and so does Dr. Pal

I was invited to speak on Atheist Talk this morning, a radio show put on by Minnesota Atheists. Stephanie Zvan did the interview, and she’s quite good. The show is available as a podcast, and today’s show had little to do at all with atheism (in fact, in all the times Stephanie and I have…

That would be a good descriptor for an average summer blockbuster, but really, it’s just to catch your attention so that I can send you over to my friend Isis’s place. She’s talked a major academic science organization to match her to give a scholarship to a promising young scientist. How will she raise her…

Comments fixed?

Apparently there’s been a problem with the commenting function on the blog. I think this is fixed, so if you’ve been trying to comment and haven’t been able to, try again, and if you have a problem, email me at palmd [at] 1 x10^100 mail.com.