Okay, yes, I know, this is extremely late, and I’m sorry. I truly am. But during the time I was supposed to be compiling Los Links, my Muse decided it was time for us to have some, ah, special moments. And who am I to refuse her?
So we nearly filled a notebook, just about killed a pen, and my hands are busy informing me today that writer’s cramp is a very real thing, and they have got it. I’m behind on everything. I missed Geology Office Hours. I didn’t get to watch Doctor Who. But I’m not bloody complaining, because the work we did serves two novellas and the novel, I’m starting to see how the pieces fit, and it’s bloody exciting is what it is.
And I chased her off with a stick this afternoon so I could get Los Links done for you. I’d like to thank Rebecca Watson, Greta Christina, and PZ Myers for their Skepticon IV talks, which I’ve been listening to in the sunshine all afternoon whilst I copy and paste shit. Granted, it means copying and pasting shit took a lot longer than it should have because I kept breaking off to watch bits, but it was fun and informative and I wouldn’t trade it for anything except several million dollars, because then I could quit my job, actually keep up on writing AND the blog AND watch their talks anyway.
Where were we? Oh, right, you wanted links. Here they are, then:
Occupy Wall Street
Decrepit Old Fool: Compare and contrast: Black Friday campers vs Occupy Wall Street protesters.
The Crommunist Manifesto: History debunks myths about Occupy.
Skepticism Takes on Mental Illness
Almost Diamonds: The Next Thing I Know, I’m Going Down.
RantaSarah Rex: Should the Skeptic Community Concern itself with Mental Illness?
Lousy Canuck: Some of my closest friends have mental issues.
Sexism and Science Kits
Anthropology in Practice: Science Can Be Pink, But It Should Also Be Equal.
Bad Astronomy: How not to market science to girls.
Doing Good Science: Gendered science kits aren’t so great for boys either.
Edmund Scientifics: On Girls/Boys Novelty Kits.
The Burzynski Clinic
DC’s Improbable Science: The cruelty of the Burzynski Clinic must be stopped. Come on, Marc Stephens, make my day.
The Quackometer: Burzynski Clinic Issues a Statement.
The Digital Cuttlefish: Burzynski The Bold (A Ballad).
Short and Spiky: Should you invest in Burzynski stock?
Neurobonkers: The worst piece of drugs reporting I have ever read.
Radiolab: The Cell That Started a Pandemic.
Coffee with Halleluja: Paleontologist Barbie Pursues Professional Development...
Powered by Osteons: Cranial Vault Modification or Alieeeeens?
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: Clomipramine, yawning, and…orgasm!?
Skepticblog: A teacher can never tell where his influence stops…
Denison Geoblog: Geos 111: Clash of the Elements – Volcano Eruptions in the Deep Ocean.
Bug Girl’s Annex: A lovely story about farming butterflies in Colombia.
Magma Cum Laude: Teaching the teachers: Activities for a plate tectonics workshop.
The Dynamic Earth: Burgess Fauna Zapruder Film.
Disease Prone: One for the Dr. Who fans.
Respectful Insolence: SafeMinds tries to frighten pregnant women into skipping the flu vaccine.
Quest: Bay Area Tides.
Retos Terrícolas: The Messinian Salinity Crisis (1/3) – Salt all over the Mediterranean.
Mind Hacks: Rainbows of mourning.
Mountain Beltway: Continental Drift vs. continental drift.
Not Exactly Rocket Science: How tiny wasps cope with being smaller than amoebas.
High Heels in the Lab: Science makes us feel stupid.
Evolutionblog: Twenty Years After Darwin on Trial, ID is Dead.
Lousy Canuck: Life may not depend on planet having a large moon.
Washington Post Innovations: Science fiction and the birth of innovation.
Storify: Suzanne Moore’s Guide To Journalism.
The Creative Penn: Can Search Engine Optimization Help You Sell More Books?
A Brain Scientist’s Take on Writing: The Psychology of Attraction: The Intertwining of Sex and Aggression.
Writer Unboxed: The Critical Aspects of Digital Publishing.
TorrentFreak: The Copyright Industry – A Century Of Deceit.
Lindsay Buroker: Can Publishing a Podiobook Help You Sell More Books?
Chip’s Blog: Aren’t they supposed to market my book for me?
Neil Gaiman’s Journal: Audiobooks: A Cautionary Tale.
Krulwich Wonders: The Library Phantom Returns!
Writer Unboxed: The No. 1 Overlooked Skill for Every Author.
The Open Notebook: Deborah Blum traces a poisonous history.
Katie PhD: The Trouble with Teeth…
Standford University School of Medicine: Scientists identify defect in brain cell channel that may cause autism-like syndrome.
Notes EM: this is how you start a takedown!
Patricia C. Wrede: When is it over?
Ms. Magazine: Should Organized Religion Have More Rights Than Women?
Context and Variation: Get This Baby Out of Me! On Induction and Ending #occupyuterus.
Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: A brief rant about waist-to-hip ratio.
The Mary Sue: Why Won’t Siri Talk About Abortion Clinics?
Butterflies and Wheels: Oh yes, go right ahead.
Atheism and Religion
The Friendly Atheist: David Fitzgerald Offers a Heretic’s Guide to Mormonism and A Christian Store Denied Him This T-Shirt…
The Digital Cuttlefish: It’s Tough To Be Christian (When Christmastime Comes).
WWJTD: Touch Me, Touch Me Jesus!
New Humanist: Dissing God.
Pharyngula: I do not forgive.
The Guardian: The deafening silence on a good man’s death.
***Dave Does the Blog: In God We All Trust, Or Else.
Rooted Cosmopolitan: Twitter & Sam Brownback’s Fearful Authoritarians.
Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Kansas Tweeter Being Attacked by Fellow Students.
Mike the Mad Biologist: Schadenfreude: When ‘Small-Government’ Conservatives Have to Face the Reality of Their Rhetoric.
Mother Jones: The GOP’s War on Voting Comes to Washington.
Politicker NY: Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I Have My Own Army’.
Society and Culture
Slobber and Spittle: What TIme Magazine Shows The World, and Us.
The Last Word on Nothing: Black Friday and Dirty Gold.
Contrary Brin: Pining for Feudalism as an Antidote for Modernity.
Hyperbole and a Half: Boyfriend Doesn’t Have Ebola. Probably.
Measure of Doubt: How rationality can make your life more awesome.
The Bloggess: #OCCUPYCOLBERT (UPDATED)
On Parenting: Safeway apologizes after 4-year-old is banned for life.
Mike the Mad Biologist: Racial Differences in IQ Only Manifest at Age 2.