I’ve spent the last week or so making my big move; dealing with movers and our new apartment, getting the inevitable administrative details of a new department dealt with, and trying to make sure my graduate students are settled. Consequently, I haven’t been posting. I have, however, been reading here and there, and thought that, in lieu of a full post, I’d drop in some links to some of the things that caught my eye:
In celebration of Darwin’s bicentennial, The Guardian is publishing abridged extracts from the first edition of “On the Origin of Species”
Writing in Salon, Nancy Goldstein let’s Obama have it for thinking that inviting Gene Robinson to play a role in the inauguration makes up for the insult of having Rick Warren there. One prominent gay bishop doesn’t cancel out choosing a bigot.
There’s also apparently something big going on in Washington next week, and while it isn’t clear what it’ll mean for the role of science, at least the initial quotes are good.
Well, I’m off to work on a talk I’m giving in Aspen, at a conference I’ll tell you about soon.