Scientia Pro Publica -- It's Almost Here!

May 09 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
This week's edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People); "Scientia Pro Publica 28" was published this past Monday by Kelsey at her blog, Mauka to Makai. This nicely-done issue of Scientia filled with well-written and thought-provoking essays about a variety of topics.

After you've read this carnival, I hope you will submit your blog essays to the next issue of Scientia. We are trying an experiment right now: we are trying to publish this blog carnival on a weekly basis this spring, so we need enough submissions make this a "go." So I ask you to either find others' essays or publish your own essays that are suitable for Scientia. If we get 25 or more submissions, the next issue will be published tomorrow by me at my new Nature Network blog, Maniraptora. Can we all find at least 25 submissions in the next 7 days for this upcoming issue of Scientia?

Just think of this as your weekly Easter Egg Hunt through the blogosphere: You can help by sending links to your -- or other people's -- blog writing to me. To do this, either use this automated submission form or use the cute little widget on the right (be aware that widget doesn't upload when the mother site is nonfunctional, and ALWAYS check your email/spam filter for your submission receipt to be sure it was sent properly). Alternatively, you can also send the link directly to the Scientia Blog Carnival email address.
So don't hesitate to provide your assistance: there are thousands of you reading this announcement who read widely throughout the blogosphere, and each one of you will read a science, environment, nature or medical blog essay that is worth sharing with a wider audience. When you run across that essay, send the link to me so I can provide that essay with a broader reach than it otherwise would have. Don't be afraid to send in someone else's work; these blog writers appreciate and are honored that someone "out there" has read their work and appreciated it enough to suggest it to Scientia Pro Publica. (Besides, they want an audience; otherwise, they wouldn't have published their essay on a blog!) If you wish to get credit for your discovery, include the name or pseudonym that you wish that credit to go to.

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