Archive for August 17th, 2009

Send Grrl Scientist On Quark's Next Expedition!

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | August 17, 2009 3:20 pm


There’s still time to vote for our friend and fellow science blogger–the very accomplished GrrlScientist aka Devorah Bennu–to be the official blogger on Quark Expedition’s next adventure. The winner will travel to Antarctica early next year while chronicling the journey online and the public decides who’s best for the job!

I encourage everyone to go register on Quark’s site and vote for Grrl… She’s an evolutionary biologist, ornithologist, aviculturist, birder, and science writer, and the ideal candidate given her science training, writing skills, and popular scienceblog Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted).

Check out Devorah’s application here and go vote before September 30…

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The New Scientists

By The Intersection | August 17, 2009 10:28 am

Over at Powell’s Books, we have contributed an original essay about the new generation of “Renaissance scientists” that we see emerging today from the world of academe. The piece opens with the story of our friend and fellow blogger Jessica Palmer–who hosts Biophemera on Scienceblogs–and goes on to discuss emerging opportunities in the sciences and beyond for the talented students now coming down the pipeline.

The article starts like this: Read More

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Robert Wright: Coyne Has "Misrepresented My Argument"

By Chris Mooney | August 17, 2009 8:29 am

This sounds familiar:

Here is a partial list of false or misleading things Jerry Coyne says about my book The Evolution of God in his review of it in The New Republic. I want to emphasize that I think these are innocent mistakes. I have no reason to believe he intentionally misrepresented my argument. Indeed, his errors are of a kind that most of us have committed under deadline pressure or under the influence of deep intellectual passions. Nonetheless, his misrepresentations are collectively significant, because together they form the foundation of most of his criticism of my book. Once you correct them, his critique basically collapses. If Coyne wants to write a devastating review of my book—and there can be little doubt that he wants to—he’s going to have to start over.

We encourage you to read Wright’s full description of how Coyne has gotten him wrong–and then compare with our own documentation of how Coyne has “strongly misstated our views” in his first (online) review of Unscientific America.

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