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The Links Strike Back

Last updated on 22 Jun 2018

star-wars-the-empire-strikes-back-posters.jpgToday we have a new science blogging site, Scientopia, that takes many of the emigrés from Scienceblogs. When I get the time I’ll update the links at the right. A discussion on the use of “respect” ensued. Some of those bloggers do not know the meaning of that word, so it will be interesting to watch.

T Ryan Gregory and Josh Rosenau discuss what a scientist is. Go argue with them. Meanwhile Ethan Siegel gives advice for students who want to go to tertiary studies in science.

ERV explains why it’s a good idea to make a rotavirus vaccine from Beet Black Scorch necroviruses.

Brandon at Siris has an excellent discussion of what identity is in logic.

Squid can fly. Wow.

Mike Keesey does phylogenies of edible plants, edible fungi, and cartoon animals. There’s a stuffed tiger clade. Spongebob Squarepants is the outgroup, of course.

More seriously, Nick Matzke explains why phyla are imaginary.

The Royal Society has a history of science blog!

There’s a male privilege checklist. PZ puts it up against the feminist privilege checklist. And Bjørn Østman notes a few things that males have to deal with, thereby declaring himself a mansplainer and d00d.

The Australian Sex Party’s Fiona Patton, who is rapidly turning out to be the most sensible political figure in Australia, has an excellent essay on Gizmodo on how Australian censorship policies are turning us back into a repressive society for religious reasons, against the wishes of most Australians.


  1. Susan Silberstein Susan Silberstein

    Bjorn is all that and more. I love what you wrote.

    How long did it take to do the cartoon animal thing? Awesome. He left out SpongeBob’s pet snail (meow) Gary and Mr. Krab’s rival Plankton.

  2. The other Jim The other Jim

    Re: Fiona Patton’s writing,

    Not just an Australian thing. I’m not sure if it has gotten this bad in Canada, but the trend is in the same direction.

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