Thony Christie has an excellent historical piece on algorithms. I didn’t know half of what he writes about.
Nick Smyth, at Three Quarks Daily has an infuriating but thought-provoking piece on demarcating science from pseudoscience. If I had time, I’d respond.
There is now a campaign to get the English libel laws changed in the wake of the decision in favour of chiropractics against science writer Simon Singh. This will have a wider effect than just England, since most Commonwealth countries are common law countries in which English precedent has some standing. We might get rid of the even more draconian NSW libel laws.
Chris Mooney is interviewed on Morning Joe, an American NBC morning show. The fact that Chris is not allowed to make more than a one sentence statement at a time is an ironic and humorous illustration of my previous comment about the nature of the modern media.
Darren Naish has a new dinosaur book out.