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Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 11 2011

Readings in Geek Communication

This post continues the setup for a session I’m running at ScienceOnline 2011 with Maria Walters and Desiree Schell called, “It’s All Geek to Me.” We’ll discuss what we can learn about communicating science by looking at differences between a general audience and science’s most solid audience–geeks. Geek is not the default in our society, …

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Jan 10 2011

I Am Geek; Hear Me Mutter Pedantically

This post is an introduction to a session I’m running at ScienceOnline 2011 with Maria Walters and Desiree Schell called, “It’s All Geek to Me.” We’ll discuss what we can learn about communicating science by looking at differences between a general audience and science’s most solid audience–geeks. It’s been months since I last saw a …

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Jan 09 2011

Assange and Eyes on the Prize

This post continues my examination of the general wrongness that is some of the arguments being made by Assange supporters wishing to dismiss the rape allegations against him. Before commenting here, you should read the rest of these: Assange and Lover’s RevengeAssange and Sex by SurpriseAssange and Real RapeAssange and the Victim ConspiracyAssange and the …

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Jan 06 2011

Apologetics and Apoplexy

You see the arguments: Atheists can’t have morals because they don’t have a god to provide them. Atheists think this world is all there is, so what do they care about being good if it all goes away when they die? God is love, so atheists can’t love anyone. It’s a clueless, backward argument. Atheists …

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Jan 05 2011

A Necessary Break

It’s time for me to take a break from blogging about the anti-accuser reactions to the allegations against Julian Assange. Why? I know there’s more to do, but I can’t do it. At least I can’t do it without damaging myself. I didn’t take this on as some kind of academic project. I didn’t write …

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Jan 04 2011

Assange and Lover’s Revenge

This post continues my examination of the general wrongness that is some of the arguments being made by Assange supporters wishing to dismiss the rape allegations against him. Before commenting here, you should read the rest of these: Assange and Sex by SurpriseAssange and Real RapeAssange and the Victim ConspiracyAssange and the Presumption of InnocenceHow …

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Jan 03 2011

Assange and Sex by Surprise

This post continues my examination of the general wrongness that is some of the arguments being made by Assange supporters wishing to dismiss the rape allegations against him. Before commenting here, you should read the rest of these: Assange and Real RapeAssange and the Victim ConspiracyAssange and the Presumption of InnocenceHow Must She Behave to …

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Jan 02 2011

Assange and Real Rape

This post continues my examination of the general wrongness that is some of the arguments being made by Assange supporters wishing to dismiss the rape allegations against him. Before commenting here, you should read the rest of these: Assange and the Victim ConspiracyAssange and the Presumption of InnocenceHow Must She Behave to Have Been Raped? …

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Jan 01 2011

Assange and the Victim Conspiracy

This is the second in a series of posts about the misleading, uninformed, and downright silly things some Assange supporters are saying about the rape charges over which he is facing extradition to Sweden. Part 2: The women didn’t cry rape until they found out Assange wasn’t exclusive!!!The basis of this argument is that neither …

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