Monthly Archive: February 2010

Feb 28 2010

Post-Traumatic Debate Disorder

You may have PTDD if: Nobody really disagrees with you. People who claim they disagree with you are being dishonest. People who claim they disagree with you are out to get you. You argue that someone (else) getting mobbed online “deserved it.” You find yourself not understanding a lot of things but don’t ask any …

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Feb 27 2010

News from Chile

Tsunami warnings are dominating the news right now, but if you want to find out what’s going on in Chile itself, here are a few outlets getting the news out: CNN: Chile earthquake update (mini-feed) Wall Street Journal: 8.8-Magnitude Quake Hits Chile ABC News (Australia): Chile wakes to death and destruction BBC News: Massive earthquake …

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Feb 25 2010

Fury Eyes

This is not the best version of this song, but it’s the least offensive to be sharable right now. It’s a song that’s resonating with me these days, so I want to share. If that don’t suit you, scream and shout. If thine offend thee, pluck it out. There is a much less dorked-up version …

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Feb 14 2010

Science Online 2010–Trust and Critical Thinking

Our session from Science Online is now available online. I think we ended up talking about trust more than critical thinking, but it means we still stayed on topic, at least. Thanks to Greg, Desiree, PZ, Dr. Kiki (from left to right) and our “audience” (almost all of whom participated) for a great session.

Feb 13 2010


Tired of Valentine’s Day advertising? Or maybe sick of it, with it. I didn’t realize how sick of it I’d been until I found a little something I wrote a few years back. What will I be doing on Valentine’s Day? Celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of my first, very noncommercial date with my now-husband in …

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