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Archives for July, 2007

New volume, number 13, of Annals of Science is now up over at McSweeney’s. Care to gander? It’s here. Teaser? Okay. Here’s the opening:

The Simpsons, naturally

Monsanto Patents Rejected

“Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) announced [on July 24th] that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected four key Monsanto patents related to genetically modified crops that PUBPAT challenged last year because the agricultural giant is using them to harass, intimidate, sue – and in some cases literally bankrupt – American farmers.”

This post was authored by new World’s Fair intern Kate Lee.* Hi, my name is Kate Lee, and I’m happy to be your intern today. How cool is this? I get to write stuff and it will be posted on the World’s Fair, one among many of the fine blogs on scienceblogs.com! When Dave and…

This post was authored by new World’s Fair intern Jacqui Monaghan.* Five lists of five things that may or may not interest you about me Five things you don’t know about me: 1. I once wrote a choose-your-own-adventure story about my brothers and sisters, which pretty much kicked ass. 2. My childhood bedroom had Pepto-Bismol…

This post was authored by new World’s Fair intern Laura Arneson.* Ben asked in a recent post: “What would happen if we all just ignored [creationism and intelligent design], didn’t mention them, and thus didn’t allow them to interfere with the science discussed in the other thousands of posts at these blogs?” I think the…

This is the third of three parts in our Wilderness series interview with Kevin Marsh, by Michael Egan (Part I; Part II). All entries in our author-meets-bloggers series are here.

This post written by guest blogger Jody Roberts.* What, you say, how can this be? What could Michigan and Michigan St. possibly be battling over in the middle of summer? No, it’s not preseason football; it’s not even sport fishing. The battle today, my friends (as highlighted here in The Ann Arbor News and here…

We bring you: Part II of Michael Egan’s guest-blogging interview with Kevin Marsh about Marsh’s new book, Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest. Part I is here. All entries in our author-meets-bloggers series are here.

This post was written by guest blogger Wyatt Galusky.* A Mouse, a Bird, a Cat and a Girl Hold Forth. A Provocation, with Digressions. “An object never goes into its concept without leaving a remainder.” Theodor Adorno, Negative Dialectics So, this quote by Adorno, ever since I encountered it several years ago, has almost ceaselessly…