I’m back from my travels, and will have blog posts coming again normally now. In the meantime, six topics that I found worth passing on in the science blogosphere:
- New Bird Species found in India, as noted on Bootstrap Analysis, and by the Audubon Society. It’s amazing how nature continues to surprise.
- The Ken Miller story, in a series of bookmarked posts on del.icio.us. Personally, I think its become apparent that Miller should stick to talking about biology, where he still exhibits some ability for reason.
- The story on decreases in NIH R01 grant success/funding, also as a series of bookmarked posts on del.icio.us. As part of a larger trend away from proper education, healthcare and innovation, and towards even greater heights of the military-industrial-congressional complex, this should alarm all reasonable Americans.
- Grad Student Dooced for Blogging on Evolgen – less of a critical story, perhaps, but still an interesting curiousity – what is it that some of the “old guard” of science has against blogging, per se? (granted, it wasn’t much of a blog, and possibly expressed disinterest in research, but this story still smells fishy)
- ID Creationist Casey Luskin has come out with a lame rebuttal to Chris Mooney’s chapter on ID in the Republican War on Science. As more Disco Institute propoganda at its best, this one goes in the burgeoning category “Luskin doesn’t get it”.
- And Eva of EasternBlot has an article in the Hypothesis Journal: Who benefits from science blogging.