Saturday, October 06, 2007

Lazy linking

Via a comment to this post over at RealClimate, I became aware of this great review of a climate skeptic paper: The worst climate science paper ever of all time anywhere. It was posted back in February, but it's still a great read.

Some of the bloggers over at ScienceBlogs are participating in the DonorsChoose challenge, trying to raise money for teaching in poor districts. You can see the projects they support here. I am surprised PZ is not participating, since he raised a heck of a lot of money last year, and he is by far the science blogger with the most traffic.

The always great Skeptico asks the question Autism – personal experience more credible than scientists?, and then goes ahead and answers it with a resounding no.

Salon has had a good series of articles on Blackwater:
Red, white and mercenary in Iraq by Sidney Blumenthal
Under the cloak of freedom, the U.S. exempted Blackwater and other contractors from Iraqi law -- and destroyed its own democratic credibility.

The Bush administration's ties to Blackwater by Ben Van Heuvelen
Blamed in the deaths of Iraqi civilians, the private security firm has long ties to the White House and prominent Republicans, including Ken Starr.

The dark truth about Blackwater by P.W. Singer
Outsourcing the war to private military contractors such as Blackwater has shattered the United States' moral authority and its ability to win wars like that in Iraq.

Over at Pandagon, Pam Spaulding writes about The difficult discussions people don’t want to have

Over at Skepticum (which I need to add to my blogroll), Mana writes about the US government's war rhetorics, and expanded the theme in a follow-up post, which among other things covers G.I. Joe.

Wired and PBS have created a new science oriented group blog Correlations, where some great people are going to blog in the future.

Over at Aardvarchaeology Martin tells about his newest find while doing archeology

Both Mark over at Denialism and Orac takes a look at five "alternative treatments" that CNN claims works.
5 Alternative Medicine Treatments that Work? (at Denialism) and 5 alternative medical treatments that "work"? (at Respectful Insolence). They should be read in the posted order, since Orac builds upon Mark's post.

Sara Robinson tells the story of how a former employee under her husband began stalking them, and shares the advice she got back then. Don't Feed the Stalker

Bayblab has a post about teaching science with Web 2.0. Like many other people in the IT business, I think the whole Web 2.0 concept is overrated, but I have been thinking of writing about my thoughts on the same subject.

Bitch, Phd writes about Bush's veto of health insurance to children, and explains what ordinary Americans can do to get it through.



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