Been a while. Teaching. Sorry. Links:
Can Anthropologists and other Cognitive Scientists live together? at Cognition and Culture.
Astroturfing the scientific databases: spamming the lobster eye at Pharyngula. Adnan Oktar, AKA Harun Yahya, is spamming biological websites.
Lady Greenfield makes a silly claim. Computers cause dumbitude, yadda yadda.
Attack of the cloned soldier worms by Ed Yong.
By our genes, though not alone by Razib Khan, makes the point that culture and environment and genes work together, at least in humans, based on Dave Dobbs post on the topic. Razib also has one on Gypsies on a genetic island.
My friend Adam La Caze has a paper in Biology and Philosophy on evidence based medicine (which isn’t).
Ian Musgrave (also a friend) shows how anyone can show that Galileo was right. He’s also featured in SPACE.com‘s report on a discovery he made with some others: Mercury has a tail. Yay Ian!
Yet Another Friend™ Chris Nedin argues that Proterozoic Sponges Claim Doesn’t Hold Water.
The Group: On George Price, a review of several books on the author of the Price Equation, and altruism.
Bad Faith (In Science): Darwin As All-Purpose Boogey Man? John Farrell at HuffPo.
Inventing excuses for a Bible story, and getting them published in a science journal? That thing you heard on radio about the parting of the Red Sea being actually something that happened at the Nile delta, it’s, well, rubbish.
A late review of Storm World by Chris Mooney.
Once more, but with facts: The Pope, Nazis, and atheism by Phil Plait.
The Scientific Tourist In London: #15. Thomas Fairchild And The First Hybrids by Matt Brown (who’s doing a really good job playing the Doctor).
The future of internet censorship, by the EFF/EFA.
The Book That Nobody Read? Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus.
Marine Snow: Dead Organisms and Poop as Manna in the Ocean by Hannah Waters at Small Things Considered.
How important is hybridization? Jerry Coyne talks evolution, for a change.
Does This Man Deserve Tenure? Not according to David Bell. Mark Taylor is “unbelievably misguided”.
Why I no longer believe religion is a virus of the mind. Sue Blackmore has a deathbed conversion…
The strange-face-in-the-mirror illusion. This is a wonderful blog you should all subscribe to.
Opinion: Mutations of citations. Using phylogenetic sequence analysis to track errors in citations.
Brian Switek’s on a tear: The Pelican’s Beak: Success and Evolutionary Stasis. How Doth the Hypercarnivorous Crocodile…
Minatures from the Ottheinrich Bible. Great for lecturers!