Let’s do the google+ thingie again, shall we? It’s been suggested that we talk about quackery, and that sounds good to me — there are a couple of recent news items about the placebo effect and good ol’ Burzynski that are giving me heartburn. I’ll send out a general invite on Google+ to previous participants; …
Category Archive: Bloggery
Jan 03 2013
Jan 01 2013
Someone is appropriating my cunning strategems — everyone knows the way to get more hits on a blog is to talk about cephalopods. It’s OK, though. I’m going to steal it.
Dec 31 2012
She’s been doing excellent work covering the rape in Delhi, that patriarchal mindset, the weird Indian combination of eroticism and sexism, and the death of the recent rape victim. You should be reading her blog and Avicenna’s to see what’s going on in India!
Dec 27 2012
There’s a bit of an argument going on at Ed’s blog, and as usual, one of the things coming up is the familiar complaint about the viciousness of the Pharyngula comments section. I’ve heard this many times before. I tend to bristle at the idea of judging a blog by its comment section. As Jamie …
Dec 21 2012
I mentioned in passing a while back that I moved my other blog Coyote Crossing to a brand new home. What I didn’t mention was that said move is part of plans to slowly put together a biodiversity-preservation-oriented blog network, inspired in no small part by the wonderful community at FTB, called Coyot.es Network. In …
Dec 18 2012
I’m almost done with grading! I got 120 students and 2 classes finished up last night. Now I just have a couple of term papers for an independent study class to polish off, and then I’ll be completely through with the Fall 2012 semester. Oh, and another grant meeting this afternoon. Some other surprise will …
Dec 11 2012
StevOr has received threats to disclose his identity if he doesn’t leave Pharyngula permanently. You may not like him, you may oppose what he says, but anyone who pulls that kind of stunt will find themselves banned.
Dec 10 2012
Go pester him with your questions. Remember, he really likes disgusting parasites!
Dec 07 2012
Gary Farber is a blogospherical fixture; a long-time member of the Skiffy community, an entertaining writer, and an all around good guy. He blogged for 11 years at Amygdala, and still holds forth at Obsidian Wings. He’s also the guy who wrote my favorite piece of negative literary feedback I ever got for a blog …
Dec 06 2012
And he doesn’t even live in Washington state, so he can’t use dope as an excuse! Or maybe it’s a hint that after the passage of the liberal marijuana laws, he’s moving to Seattle. Sean Carroll has announced that he’s leaving his site on Discover and moving back to Preposterous Universe, so update your blogrolls. …