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Archives for July, 2006

SCQ Journal Club: Part IV

I just posted an entry on Darwin’s status as a scientist, and wanted to tag on this brief run-down on some biography. (Although I’ll say right off that I’m *not* a historical Darwin scholar, and a lot of brilliant people are.) First, Darwin is the most biographed scientist. Second, that means there are tons of…

While driving back home yesterday and dreaming of that Saturday afternoon sweet spot of a nap time, I heard the above comment from one of the people interviewed on a story on Weekend America. A Kansan contributor to the program, Laura Ziegler, was interviewing her neighbors about the upcoming vote for School Board there, wondering…

[When we last left our dueling bloggers, they were reading Erik Reece’s Death of a Mountain. And now, part 2, as continued from the first part of the conversation, wherein — beyond the Reece article — the bloggers made mention of mountains, their Appalachian disappearance, the new availability of golfing in West Virginia and Kentucky,…

How about a sampling of the lists over at McSweeney’s, the perfect Friday activity. Here are a bunch that are either science-related, engineering-related, invention-related, or plain unrelated. I’d be interested in any kind of ranking people have, the bests of the links, that is. We’ll do these in reverse chronological order…

SCQ Journal Club: Part III

SCQ Journal Club: Part II

Environmental Science/Studies in Review, Volume 1 Here is a rundown of some recent pieces of note w/r/t environment, science, and technology — specifically, a few on atrazine and hermaphroditic friogs, and then a few on Big Organic (farming and planting and eating and such).

SCQ Journal Club: Part I

Well, I’m on vacation as of today and thought now was as good a time as any to show off my primary online love affair. That is, the Science Creative Quarterly of which I am the editor. For the next week or so, I’ve chosen a piece on the SCQ that I think fits well…