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Category Archive: Bloggery

Dec 24 2013

‘Twas the night before Christmas…around FtB

Look at all these people celebrating a secular Christmas, if they’re celebrating at all. Ed Brayton learns that the creationists are looking for Orcs. Chris Rodda has already found one: Bill O’Reilly. Steven Andrew is feeling better. The Digital Cuttlefish gets a surprise publication. Reasonable Doubts covers Ham’s Ark. Comrade Physioproffe exposes the cruelty of …

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Nov 25 2013

Oh, no, I’ve been doing blogging wrong!

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You know, Al Franken is my senator. I voted for him (and far more happily than I did voting for Obama), and I’ve said a few good words about him here. But does he invited me to dinner? Does he ask me to join him out on the shootin’ range? Does he call? Does one …

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Nov 18 2013

Whoa, not keen on that reaction

You may recall my comments on that article about the sexism panel at NASW. It was an oddly glib summary of the panel that gave cursory attention to the women’s statements, and spent most of its time discussing the reactions of men in the audience — it was a sad example of how even women …

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Nov 07 2013

I think his problem is principle

Chris Clarke has hit a rough patch, struggling to make ends meet and suffering with a sense of failure. I wouldn’t call him a failure at all; he’s a fabulous and provocative writer with an acute sense of the importance of the cause. I read his work every time I find it, and I look …

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Nov 05 2013

Good luck, NSC

Nonstampcollector has made an update video to let us know what he’s been up to lately. Congratulations on the familial expansion! He also talks a bit about his departure from FtB and the deranged haters out there. He references his final post, and links to a copy archived elsewhere. Don’t bother to go there — …

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Oct 31 2013

Do you hate ads? Do you have money? Do you have a paypal account?

At last, we have a solution for people who meet those criteria: Sign up for a No Ad Subscription. $3/month, $30/year. All you have to do is log in as you and the annoying awful ads magically disappear. If you have no money, we promise to keep the free ad-laden version available for you. If …

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Oct 16 2013

That taciturn fool sitting sullenly in the corner at the party is Lord of All

Niall Ferguson, that great gallumphing Harvard clod with delusions of superiority, has discovered a new way to put his critics in their place: he has invented a Blo(g)viation Index, which purports to provide a measure of one’s competence. It is — get ready for this — your number of twitter followers divided by your number …

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Oct 14 2013

Ofek fired, Biology-Online apologizes to DNLee

Finally, someone does what should have been done as soon as the disgraceful behavior occurred. Now why didn’t SciAm immediately respond with this kind of vigor? Of course, we’re still waiting for SciAm to belatedly respond with any kind of condemnation. The post that SciAm took down has also now been restored.

Oct 13 2013

Bug_Girl has a new blog

Check it out. It’s on the Wired Science network. It’s creepy, in a nice way.

Oct 13 2013

An official reply from Scientific American

Oh, my. What a lovely example of a not-pology. I think it’s a common refusal to acknowledge error in full blossom! We deeply regret that we were not able to communicate our decision to Dr. Lee before removing the post on a late Friday afternoon before a long weekend. We recognize that it would have …

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