New rules for science journalism

From Zack Weiner’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Click the red button too.

The view from nowhere and objectivity in the media [revised]

Okay, after a solid bout of teaching, I can return to this piece. Rosen has attacked my interpretation, and rightly so. I ascribed to him views he did not hold. But, as I say elsewhere, this blog is for ill-formed thoughts that happen to pass through my forebrain. The particular form of ASD I undoubtedly Read More…

A link to a kill

I have finished my lecture for tomorrow early! So linkies!

How scientific journalism is, and should be done

I wrote in my last links page, “Martin Robbins at the Guardian blog site spoofed science journalism with a “meta” entry. Here, he explains why and what to draw from it.” A scientist friend asked me my opinion. Never one to hold back, and as readers know, I have a certain distaste for the very Read More…

Killer Links from Outer Space

I really have to do these more often… but I’ve been teaching.

The Quiet Links

After the apocalypse, links…

The Link in Red

Too many links! Here are some… @ Rationally Speaking: Eliezer Yudkowsky on Bayes and science: what? and Honest and Decent Humans Should Oppose This Pope [apropos of which, see Deaf victim of sex abuse is suing pope, and going public with his story for the first time, and Why Pope can’t stand diversity and tolerance] Read More…

Do not pity progessives

From an article at Truthdig entitled “Do not pity the Democrats” by Chris Hedges, this opening paragraph: There are no longer any major institutions in American society, including the press, the educational system, the financial sector, labor unions, the arts, religious institutions and our dysfunctional political parties, which can be considered democratic. The intent, design Read More…

A Chorus Link

I haven’t done one of these for a while. Chris Schoen discusses freedom of religion. So does Brandon. They’re being dicks to Russell Blackford. Pat Shipman has a hypothesis that humans connect with animals as a result of our symbolic capacities, as discussed here by Greg Downey. P. D. Magnus discusses Homeostatic Property Cluster accounts Read More…

A book review: Merchants of Doubt

This guest review is courtesy of Richard Harter, whose own website is here.