Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
“As you’ll see, very few commentators who jumped on the conspiracy bandwagon even before reading the e-mails managed to get it right. “
- “Donation” and “Welfare” States
- Jon Stewart And Michael Specter On Vaccine Rejectionism
- Tennant’s and Stewart’s Hamlet to air this month
- Identity Wars: Google & Yahoo! Bow to Facebook & Twitter
- The ScienceBlogs collective teams up with National Geographic
- Comic 009: Faaaat.
- Writing Tips: Writing Accurate Descriptions
- Global warming emails: followup
- Aron-Ra in the flesh
- the perpetuation of myth
– “Are you a scifi+ Shakespeare dork?” – so far only airing in the UK, although this probably means a DVD is not far behind
– via Tamaleaver, who says – “This is a really interesting article looking at what happens when Facebook and Twitter become default identity authentication systems – so much power then resides in these systems, and what happens to attempts at standards like OpenID?”
– In case you missed hearing about this
– Nice one
– Ever read a book and been rudely shoved out of the narrative by a descriptive howler from the author? Isn’t it annoying? Maria Langer offers some suggestions for authors to make sure that doesn’t happen to their readers.
– Phil Plait: “I called this a non-event because it has no real impact on global warming science or our understanding of it. Of course it has a huge impact, politically. But that’s because the ideologues out there have seized on this and made as much noise as they can, so in that sense it is an issue — an issue of how political science has become, how easy it is to disrupt the process, and the effect this has had on the scientists themselves. This issue won’t go away any time soon, but we need to focus on the signal, not the noise.”
– Spend 11 minutes on YouTube with Aron-Ra to hear and see the clear demonstration of why creationist leaders are obviously dishonest, not just deluded.
– shiny found a news article with a misleading heading (no!) about a study on men and porn, and the news editor has challenged her to find a better one. Go see what you come up with.