Year in Review
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- Post I Really Wanted More Comments On: What would you name as “science world heritage” sites? – Good science heritage sites should force us to consider the process of science, in addition to its results and historical characters.
- Most Likely to Be Used as a Manifesto in 2008: Asking for a Pony – Yet here we are, apologizing for asserting our own desires, because there are little goblins in our heads spewing out endless variations on the theme of no, you can’t have a pony.
- The One Post You Should Read to Understand What I’ve Been On About in 2007: Leaking from the Pipeline Again – life is just too short to fart around pretending that if you exercise just a leeeetle bit more gumption your problems will all go away
- Best Science Post: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain – If humans had less wimpy olfactory processing, I’m sure we could figure out some bistable smell illusions, too – though as far as I know no one has tried to confuse dogs with this particular technique.
- Best Geoscience Post: What’s the Good News of Geology? – What is the message? Fund my research or San Francisco gets it?
- Honorable Mentions: The Comic Potential of Orthogonality, I Can Has Country Back Nau Plz?
Most Popular Entries
… at least, if you go by number of pageviews.
- The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
- Scientiae 13 – Today I am happy to share with you what is inside of everybody’s heads: BRAAAAAAINS!!
- Look What the Discovery Channel Thinks of Female Engineers – Women are okay as engineers – as long as they are also sexbots. I’m so glad that’s settled.
- Galveston Bids for Darwin Award – Hurricanes, though, happen several times per year and cause serious damage several times per decade, which is well within the 30-year timeframes used by planners and mortgage brokers
- My review of Leaving the Ivory Tower – Skimming the first few chapters might be mildly cathartic if you’re trying to make sense of your own grad school experience, but I really don’t recommend plowing all the way through unless you’re intimately involved in reforming graduate education.
Most Googlicious Older Entries
Compare this to the list from summer 2006 – not much has changed.
- Someone Has a Crush on Me – in July, Google jiggled its algorithm and this entry suddenly became the #2 result for “who has a crush on me?”. This month, it netted me $1.68 in ad clicks.
- Fat-Free Half-and-Half
- Happy Hair Fetish – featuring quite possibly the first appearance on this blog of the artist currently known as Mr. McMoots
- Tara, I Hate You
- Gotta Pee
- Friday Random Nineteen – people are still looking for spies in lingerie
- What I Hate About Menstruating
- Insert “In Soviet Russia” Joke Here
- Someone Wants Naked Sorority Frolicking – this one was an act of deliberate Google-doping that actually worked
- Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Months in Advance