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The Palin Effect

Aug 04 2010 Published by under Politics, Uncategorized

ResearchBlogging.orgAs attentive readers of the New York Times are aware, science bloggers are all about being noisy and shouting at people we don't like. As most of us have liberal leanings, that means we can be obnoxious towards people on the political right. And this week we've got great fodder, in the shape of a paper about Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin addressing the Republican National Convention. Go on, wave back


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Broken Stuff

Aug 04 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

I have been realizing that there is a lot of broken stuff on the imported portions of this blog (meaning, nearly all of it is broken in some way!), so I've been busy fixing things as fast as I can. Currently, I have been focusing on fixing all the broken video embeds (working in reverse chronological order), since the importing process stripped all embed codes and links. Fixing these links requires that I find each individual video entry, locate the original video, copy the embed code and paste it into this blog -- very time-consuming and tedious work. Despite the act that I've been doing this for days (and devoted ALL of today to doing this) I am still working on 2010!!
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Supermarket Tales

Aug 03 2010 Published by under Cultural Observation, German Life, Uncategorized

Grrl and I just went to the supermarket to get some stuff. We are debating whether to get another Alocasia, like this one:

Alocasia wentii

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The Next Great Adventure

Aug 02 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Grrl: Hark! What light through yonder window breaks? It is Bob O'H, with a steampunk laser, burning Greek letters into the moon. Is he attempting to communicate using a truncated mathematical equation, perchance?

Bob: Sorry about that, it was the only way I could drag you away from your computer.
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Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) #35 is Published!

Jul 20 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
The most recent edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) -- "Scientia Pro Publica 35" -- was just published at the buttcrack of dawn today by John at Kind of Curious.

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New Feature: Comment of the Week Awards

Jul 18 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

My commenters really make my day. Because I am such a crappy commenter, I really appreciate that about you. There have been many times in my life when my commenters have been the only reason I've continued writing this blog, and there has been an indecent number of times when one or more of my commenters said something that made me decide that it was worthwhile to just stay alive at all.
Every morning, the first thing I do (even before making coffee!) is read your comments. But my fondness for you and your comments is more than just idle words from me: for example, as a measure of how much I truly value my readers and their comments, I married one of you and left the country of my birth to live with him! (although my spouse probably thinks I am punishing him for being such a funny commenter.) So instead of marrying each and every one of you, I wish to give you a small token of my appreciation and recognize of your words, thoughts and yes, your wonderful senses of humor that you share with me here.

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Seeking Your Contributions for Upcoming Issue of Scientia Pro Publica

Jul 16 2010 Published by under Uncategorized


Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
Since I've been preoccupied with the PepsiCo fiasco, I've not been promoting Scientia Pro Publica as I should be doing. So here's the most recent edition; "Scientia Pro Publica 34", published by Denis at This View of Earth. Let's all head out to Denis's blog to read the carnival and leave some warm fuzzies in the comments thread, then read the linked essays and leave your comments on at least one of those essays, either telling those authors what they did well, or making suggestions for improvements in their writing. Remember, the purpose of this blog carnival is to build a community of people who write and who read about science -- as a reader, you are the experts as to what works best!

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Scientia Pro Publica Needs Your Writing!

Jul 15 2010 Published by under Uncategorized


Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
Since I've been preoccupied with the PepsiCo fiasco, I've not been promoting Scientia Pro Publica as I should be doing. So here's the most recent edition; "Scientia Pro Publica 34", published by Denis at This View of Earth. Let's all head out to Denis's blog to read the carnival and leave some warm fuzzies in the comments thread, then read the linked essays and leave your comments on at least one of those essays, either telling those authors what they did well, or making suggestions for improvements in their writing. Remember, the purpose of this blog carnival is to build a community of people who write and who read about science -- as a reader, you are the experts as to what works best!

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Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) #34 Published!

Jul 10 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
Well, after the big explosion over ethics at ScienceBlogs, it's been a rather exciting week, hasn't it? Too exciting, if you ask me, especially since the most recent edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) -- "Scientia Pro Publica 34" -- has been mostly overlooked. But nonetheless, it was published by Denis at This View Of Earth.

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Adam Bly Speaks

Jul 08 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

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Subject: Food Frontiers
Dear ScienceBloggers,
I will be posting this on 3.14 in a few minutes:
We have removed Food Frontiers from SB.
We apologize for what some of you viewed as a violation of your immense trust in ScienceBlogs. Although we (and many of you) believe strongly in the need to engage industry in pursuit of science-driven social change, this was clearly not the right way.
How do we empower top scientists working in industry to lead science-minded positive change within their organizations? How can a large and diverse online community made up of scientists and the science-minded public help? How do companies who seek genuine dialogue with this community engage? We'll open this challenge up to everyone on SB and beyond in the coming days so that we can all find the right solution.

We will also invite you all to participate in a conference call early next week to discuss our next steps and hear your suggestions.
Adam

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