Search Results: scientific
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... modern English gentleman's etiquette was appropriated for scientific purposes - primarily to help decide who to trust, and to handle ... of early modern England or speculate about what modern scientific culture might have inherited from the founders of the Royal Society ...
Politics, Science: · 8 comments
... people did the right short-term thing. There was no scientifically reasonable short-term communication strategy seismologists could ... for communicating in a way that convinced people to do the scientifically reasonable thing under the circumstances. By definition, any ...
26 May 2009: How Gay Marriage Causes Earthquakes
Politics, Whimsy: California ballot propositions, California politics, lgbt, Love waves, marriage · 38 comments
This morning, the California Supreme Court will announce its decision on whether or not a slim 50% majority can amend the state constitution in order to specifically deny a previously-recognized constitutional right. It will also determine the fate of the ...
1 Apr 2009: Employed at Last
Whimsy: April fools, wingnuts · 15 comments
... existing "Teach the Controversy" campaign to include other scientific debates. Eventually this will encompass everything from protecting ... of plate tectonics eventually emerged as the most popular scientific paradigm, not all of the alternative viewpoints were thoroughly ...
19 Feb 2009: Earth Scientists on Stamps
Human Fuzzies, Science: darwin, milankovitch, philately, richter, science in pop culture, stamps · 13 comments
... work in polar meteorology - Wegener died on an ill-fated scientific expedition trying to collect the first full year of weather data in ...
5 Feb 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 3 comments
... and Ask Me About Dinosaurs (via Magma Cum Laude) Thermo Scientific claims that they're giving away a free "fossilomics" t-shirt. Of course, Thermo Scientific also claimed to be giving away free packs of chemical element ...
27 Jan 2009: Academic Citation
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... All of My Faults Are Stress-Related. So far, the part of scientific paper-writing I hate the most - I mean, apart from all the wailing ... same way. Citation is effectively an appeal to authority. Scientific papers are not really meant to be a true and complete record of how ...
23 Jan 2009: Cookbooks with Science
Food, Science: book reviews, cookbooks, cooking, inverse methods, pie · 5 comments
... at your own peril. Finally, there are the books about scientific cooking that are not cookbooks at all. I reviewed the light version ...
14 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 1 comment
... something to do with a desert somewhere in the world. ... scientific in nature, or history, or travelog. Images are welcome, photographic ...
11 Dec 2008: An Open Letter to the Science Blogosphere
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... context of an ongoing discourse, you are irrelevant. But scientific articles at least have the decency to hide those particular ... at the beginning. Gleaning valuable writing tips from the scientific literature? Yes! It can happen! Love and snuggles, Maria (who ...
10 Oct 2008: What Donors Should Choose
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... can't afford to bring in that most basic and essentials of scientific tools, a lab notebook. All of us who've gone through science classes, or further into a scientific career, know how vital good lab books are. But student lab notebooks ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
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... feels compelled to pipe up: "Why can't you ladeez think scientifically about why menz look at teh breasticles? That is the REAL ...
1 Sep 2008: The Science of Deliciousness
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... background (especially in French cuisine) and less of a scientific background may find the proportions reversed, but there is likely to ...
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... about wanting to see movies that more closely resemble scientific conference presentations, though, is delightfully novel. Of course, ... be a "maverick" - I would be stuck fawning over a pseudoscientific crank. At the Fall Meeting in San Francisco, earthquakes would occur ...
17 Jul 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
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... with large amounts of almost pure methane ice, which is scientifically fascinating, but really not easily relatable to terrestrial ...
30 Jun 2008: Tunguskatennial
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... to think that this wasn't a case of smashing-from-space. Scientific attention has turned towards the details of the impact: Was Lake ...
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... with me. This is not earthquake enough to reverse the geoscientific brain drain from the Midwest to the West Coast (there's also the ...
16 Apr 2008: Women in Science Linky-Post
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... that there was nothing preventing her from achieving scientific greatness. On the other hand, it's a bit discouraging to realize ...
25 Mar 2008: The Five Emotions of Thesis-Writing
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... claimed that there are only five permissible emotions at a scientific conference: Nervous, excited, preening, jaded, and overwhelmed. I ... it's complete - I'm pretty sure it's a felony in several scientific jurisdictions to write the review I am writing without discussing a ...
3 Mar 2008: Repost: The Comic Potential of Two Axes
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... of scientific communication consists of throwing up a graph and then explaining ...
21 Feb 2008: And the Three Billion Dollar Grant Goes to…
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... dorky poll: If $3 billion were yours to spend on scientific research, how would you spend the money? ... For the sake of ...
20 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
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... Gigapan Opportunity -- Interested in the scientific applications of absurdly huge panoramic images? There's a conspiracy ...
13 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
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... for Valine-tines! -- Nick Anthis at the Scientific Activist wants your nerdy love doggerel. It's not technically a ...
12 Feb 2008: Jim Watson, My Racist Corporate Overlord
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... on this organization, and on the public perception of the scientific establishment. (Note: I am a better person than Jim Watson. I do ...
6 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 4 comments
... between different clay mineralogies. Blogging on Pseudoscientific Douchebags An icon (and maybe someday an aggregation service) I can ...
4 Feb 2008: Why I Don’t Use the BPR3 Icon
Meta: · 14 comments
... become accustomed. I don't blog because I want to have a scientific discussion with scientific colleagues about peer reviewed sciencey science. I would rather have ...
1 Feb 2008: We Can Have a New Geological Epoch If We Want
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... he dismisses both the Anthropocene and the Holocene as scientifically invalid - the worst thing you can really say is that they're ... We also want to set up a time scale that is useful for scientific communication among geologists, so we try to reflect the divisions ...
17 Dec 2007: Aaand, the rest of AGU
Science: american geophysical union, underwear · 7 comments
... talk went well, I think. It didn't spark much scientific conversation, at least not that I was aware of - and I was ... a roving pack of grad students and descended on the Thermo Scientific booth to sort through the display of element trading cards. You can ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... image, originally created by Nobuyuki Kayahara, is a great scientific personality test. If you see the dancer spinning clockwise, you've ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, feminisms, history, psychology, racism, rape, sexism, trashy novels, white studies · 3 comments
... gender and gender stereotypes on the form and content of scientific inquiry itself. The last part focuses mainly on biology, where ...
6 Jul 2007: Friday Links and iTunes iChing
Links, Politics, Science, Whimsy: blog carnivals, feminism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, poverty · 2 comments
... said Andres Rivera, a glaciologist with Chile's Centre of Scientific Studies. The latest Scientiae carnival is up at Amelie's Welt, ...
28 Jun 2007: Science World Heritage
Science: dead white men, history of science, world heritage · 1 comment
... the British government points out, though, most scientific heritage looks different from the cultural and natural heritage ... list. Without a separate set of standards for evaluating scientific heritage sites, we're going to keep adding geology and biology at ...
18 Apr 2007: Lollinks
Links, Personal, Whimsy: cat macros, psychology, test anxiety · 4 comments
... have to start continue photoshopping weird netspeak onto scientific figures. And I was reading an article in Inkling the other day ...
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, peer review, scientiae, sexism · 5 comments
... consider the prospective benefits to the applicant, the scientific discipline and the United States.) Now, this review made us both ... not awarded through a blind review process, wherein the scientific merits of a project are evaluated before the panel knows who ...
13 Mar 2007: Science as Culture, and Cultural Depictions Thereof
Politics, Science: science in pop culture, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy · 9 comments
... stomach", etc. - to our feelings, which actually have a scientific explanation At last, someone gets it right: Science is, in ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... and a "jolt" has not been given a precise meaning by the scientific community. Once, I was stuck on a city bus in a Seattle traffic ... engaged in a sort of amateur human seismometry that isn't scientifically useful but is definitely based on careful observation of the ...
1 Mar 2007: Hey Lookit My Tooth
Personal: dentistry, teeth · 5 comments
... on root canals, hoping to find some kind of valuable scientific lesson to share with all you gentle readers, but no dice. Instead, I find myself mildly annoyed with the article for using "scientific" to mean "accurate, precise, or awesome"; my choices at this point ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... but we should talk about the process of science, what scientific debate looks like, what scientific consensus looks like, and why the scientific community should be ...
12 Oct 2006: Seismograms from North Korea
Politics, Science: earthquakes, nuclear weapons, seismograms · 4 comments
... the globe to say that). At this point, though, the scientific and political controversy isn't about whether or not this was an ...
3 Aug 2006: Truth, Justice, and the Academic Way
Politics, Science: academia, gender, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 32 comments
... of themselves, ending sexism will not eradicate them. A scientific conversation about sex differences is (ideally) neutral, but it is difficult, if not impossible, to have a neutral scientific conversation in the midst of a heated political argument. I don't ...
2 Aug 2006: Shorter Responses to Ben Barres
Politics: academia, gender, sexism, snark, women in science · 12 comments
... McCarthy: We are only now ridding the scientific study of sex differences of its sexist roots. But I also believe in ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... of the project: Women may not be as innately gifted in scientific and mathematical ability as men-or so Larry Summers, former ... really say about possible genetic influences on scientific and mathematical ability. While the overall picture of women in ... writing, K-12 and community college teaching, scientific sales, science policy, IP law, etc women who started out interested ...
10 Jul 2006: Sunday, Day of Links
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics, Science: fascist police states, Joseph Campbell, science studies · 2 comments
... I'm more interested in the resulting description of the scientific community. Of the expertise required to, say, pass one's qualifying ...
7 Jun 2006: A Brief Discussion of Other People’s Politics
Politics: climate change, plumbers, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... who think it's hogwash?" to Aha! We should talk about scientific consensus; I blame the cheezy point-counterpoint structure of media ...
16 Apr 2006: Hello world!
Meta: anonymity, Internet branding, pseudonymity · 12 comments
... writing Internet-people will cower in awe at the scientific credibility of a first-year graduate student! Seamless ... letters to the editor, essays in tiny 'zines, crackpot scientific publications, etc. I already thought of a cool domain name ...
21 Mar 2006: Thomas Kuhn and Big Historiography
Science: Berzerkeley, Big History, Kuhn, Lacan, Marxism, paradigms, philosophy of science · 4 comments
... that anyone's mentioned Kuhn yet, but if we talk about scientific paradigms without discussing The Structure of Scientific Revolutions the universe will owe me a beer. Or several ...
13 Jan 2006: Rehydrated AGU
Science, Teaching: american geophysical union, conference blogging, mass communication, science journalism · no comments
... the second: Julie Suleski on the Microcosm of Scientific Knowledge. The most interesting thing here, I think, was the ... press generally have better citation statistics within the scientific community as well. Which everybody promptly assumed meant that ...
14 Dec 2005: A Pedagogical Quandary
Whimsy: class presentations, Lord Kelvin · 3 comments
... and clear exposition of the salient points of recent scientific history; or... ...pictures of Donald Turcotte's head crudely ...
23 Nov 2005: Own Your Own Conditional Penultimate Paragraphs
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 2 comments
... After thoroughly establishing the viciousness of the scientific community, Lagendijk concludes by saying: But I have a different ... an easy solution. But I will say that to bolster true scientific progress, we should change our norms and values in physics. We ...
23 Feb 2005: What I’m Reading Tonight
Links, Politics: Caltech, endorsements, feminisms, local elections, Pasadena, political tactics · 7 comments
... "I believe in using my Caltech-science sense to detect unscientific arguments and to not be 'snowed' by the administration." ...
14 Feb 2005: Fun with Creationist Plate Tectonics
Science: debunking, plate tectonics, young earthers · 11 comments
... some mysterious forces that nobody can adequately explain scientifically. In the Plate Tectonic theory, the plates are moved by some mysterious forces that nobody can adequately explain scientifically. According to one college geology textbook, Some geologists ...
4 Feb 2005: Trombones of Great Injustice
Politics: fascist police states, Geneva conventions, Joe Lieberman · no comments
... To offer these benefits [...] the ability to receive scientific equipment, musical instruments or sports outfits [...] would not be ...
10 Nov 2004: Suckers for Science in the Suburbs
Politics: California ballot propositions, embryonic stem cells, genetic engineering, health care, scientific illiteracy, stem cell research · 5 comments
... that hype in the dry context of political soundbiting and scientific illiteracy is to miss something very, very important. Imagine you ...
23 Aug 2004: Pedantry, Physics
Human Fuzzies, Links, Science: academia, crackpottery · 7 comments
... student wannabe isn't just after thesis problems of sexy scientific merit. She wants funding, too, in quantities not often doled out by ... which moves us briskly out of the purist realm of scientific argument) can play in the establishment of scientific orthodoxy, ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 5 comments
... I've been asked to elaborate on my rather dim view of Big Scientific Metanarratives in lit-crit circles. Fair 'nuf, but be forewarned ... of reality (at least as reality is reflected in scientific consensus). If it's not, this is at least partially the fault of ...
11 Jun 2004: Water on Black Mesa
Politics: · 4 comments
... from the activist with "a Master's degree" on the scientific merits and demerits of the coal mine's technical report. Not that ...
19 Apr 2004: Crackpot Internet Scientist of the Week
Links: crackpots, electromagnetism · 4 comments
... Final Theory -- A Scientific Revolution has Arrived! Reclaim your birthright of understanding, ...
11 Dec 2003: Peer Review II
Politics, Science: peer review · no comments
... a population of Super Expert Citizens who are able to use scientific common sense, which is also a popular ...
8 Dec 2003: Peer Review the Asbestos Way
Politics, Science: · 1 comment
... experts who, in addition to possessing the necessary scientific and technical expertise, are independent of the agency, do not ... of elected representatives of Democracy tampering with scientific expertise for political gain, we'll move to a comparison of scientific standards in the executive and judicial branches of ...
4 Dec 2003: Foul Putrid News Organization
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... the fishes (they glow!) were developed for legitimate scientific purposes. But let's return to the topic sentence: why are five guys ...
30 Sep 2002: Tree Punching
Personal, Teaching: academia, course scheduling · 3 comments
... who apparently failed seventh grade science correct your Scientific American-style paper. Extra graduation requirements solve all our ...
30 Jan 2002: I Heart Time Cube
Whimsy: crackpots, time cube · 1 comment
... a talk at MIT. What with the mad-crazy networking in the scientific community and pseudo-greek organizations of the privileged and all ...
6 Dec 2001: I Biblioteket
Science: disasters, libraries, licorice, serendipitous discoveries · no comments
... now, is particularly excellent in this regard: all the scientific journals are shelved together in alphabetical order, without regard ...