The frightening thing, I mean the really scary thing, is that it seemed like I’d read a lot less than I usually do. Yet this week’s linkage looks enormous.
Doubt I’ll hear any complaints. Well, not many.
But I tried to limit myself, I really did. The problem is, people write so much important, interesting stuff, and so much of it feeds into my writing, that I can’t justify ignoring the things that catch my eye. And I have to take longer breaks to rest my hands anyway. And then I’ve read them, and might as well share them with you.
Occupy Wall Street
Boing Boing: “How Occupy Wall Street Cost Me My Job”
Cybergurerrilla: A Message to All Police Officers From Occupy Wall Street.
Slobber and Spittle: The Rich And The Power To Demand.
The High Definite: Protecting Against Tear Gas.
Camels With Hammers: Taxes, Employment Rates, and Deficits Explained In Less Than 2 Minutes.
Myrmecos: Why I support the 99% movement.
The Dynamic Earth: Armored Mudballs!
Respectful Insolence: “Naturopathic obstetrics”? Be afraid. Be very afraid.
The Christian Science Monitor: Global warming: Middle East’s vital wet winters are disappearing.
Dinosaur Tracking: Living Sauropods? No Way and SVP Dispatch: Dinosaurs and the Proofs of Evolution.
Blag Hag: Accepting evidence is not dogmatic.
Scientific American: The Ductile Helix: “Jumping Genes” May Influence Brain Activity.
Lab Rat: Modelling a werewolf epidemic.
Hudson Valley Geologist: Stupid geologists.
Charlotte Observer: Gold rush hurts aquatic life.
XKCD: Alternative Literature.
Cocktail Party Physics: Blithe Spirits: Science Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts.
Bloomberg Businessweek: Alaska’s Billion Dollar Mountain.
The Telegraph: World’s most powerful laser to tear apart the vacuum of space.
Molecular Love (and Other Facts of Life): An open letter to Donna Laframboise (or, You have got to be F*!$*%@&! kidding me).
The Chronicle Review: A Better Rationale for Science Literacy.
Microecos: Icons of Plate Tectonics.
Bad Astronomy: Tripping the light fantastic.
Volcan01010: Why people are scared of Katla.
Magic Valley: Just How Did Idaho’s Geological Formations Form?
Scientific American: I’m Shocked! Shocked! to Find There Are Neutrinos Going On Here.
Ron Schott’s Geology Home Companion: Social Media & Geology – Fall 2011.
Skepticblog: Octopus’ Garden in the Shale?
Metageologist: Hurled from the sky.
Research Factor: How walking through a doorway increases forgetting.
New York Times: A Writer of Slasher Books Finds More Than a Muse.
Embo Reports: More than a blog.
Galley Cat: Author Loses Royalties From 5,104 Books.
The Business Rusch: Free.
Pub Rants: Scarier Than Halloween.
Myrmecos: Learn to read with Insects! ebook.
Kim’s Craft Blog: Lessons in Lingering: Getting the “Inner Life” on the Page.
The Chicago Tribune: One woman’s stand against college athletes.
RH Reality Check: “Abortion Hurts Men” Campaign Continuing.
Racialicious: Because Amber Cole is Just a Kid and Boys Learn to Be Boys.
The Biology Files: Hey, moms. Got science?
Have Online Dictionary, Will Travel: Feminist Monday–Sexual Harassment at SF Conventions.
Acceptable Parity: Four Ways Men Stunt Women’s Careers Unintentionally.
New Statesman: “You should have your tongue ripped out”: the reality of sexist abuse online. [Ignore the malware warning – someone’s playing silly buggers and attempting another method at silencing.]
Occasionally, I Think: If you want to talk about “slut shaming” . . .
Georneys: A Woman’s Name.
Cruella-blog: My Atheist B*tchslap and the Internet.
The Crommunist Manifesto: This is what happens when you put a woman in charge.
***Dave Does the Blog: Dennis Prager is a Dolt (Feminism’s Awful Legacies Edition).
Religion and Atheism
Butterflies and Wheels: The demonic power.
Greta Christina’s Blog: Is Anti-Atheist Discrimination Real?
Tangled Up in Blue Guy: Not Taking Offense.
The Atheist Experience: We get email: Science vs religion, round 70 kajillion.
Choice in Dying: Religion, Science and Empiricism.
A Voice of Reason in an Unreasonable World: The Bible Proves That God Does Not Exist.
TFN Insider: Mercer Still Attacking Science and Teachers.
Decrepit Old Fool: The rip in time.
Associated Press: FACT CHECK: GOP lawmakers spin funding tall tales.
Harpocrates Speaks: An Open Letter to the United States Congress.
Shaping Tomorrow’s World: The Loud Fringe: Pluralistic Ignorance and Democracy.
Society and Culture
Lousy Canuck: The Whitewashing of Akira.
Mountain Beltway: 7 billion people.
Scientific American: U.S. Glossed Over Cancer Concerns Associated with Airport X-Ray Scanners.
Almost Diamonds: We Thought You Should Know…
***Dave Does the Blog: Bigotry.
Good Education: Was This Professor Fired for Requiring Students to Think?