Woordpress has, apparently become the blogging choice of idiots. I say this because after hitting publish on the last post what popped up?
So I’m looking at my site stats, not expecting much because I haven’t been writing much and I discovered that one of the sites referring to mine is is this one – it goes to the Harvard College Library. I guess I ought to do something to earn that – like writing posts on a more regular basis?
Okay, I have to confess. This made me laugh harder than I have in a couple of weeks.
My first post will be about a remarkable paper (still embargoed) that describes context-dependent dispersal strategies in maritime rodents.
I’m still laughing…
P. S. Bob, how is the veal? Should we
tickle tip the waitress? Will you be here all week?
In an otherwise interesting article on Homo floresiensis Hawks mentions the following:
Gretchen asks if I’m turning into a crank.
Hawks, pictured below, responds:
Wow, it really must be the heat getting to me! I have to keep reminding myself that press interviews frequently misrepresent the nuances of what scientists actually say and think. And yet, this stuff is widely read and believed even among our colleagues! Anyway, I’ve toned down some of the crankiness.
Although I am in the “pro” camp I do agree with Hawks on this issue. These articles are widely read and it would behoove the writers to get the details right. Of, course it would also behoove neuroscientists to get the details right as well…
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)
A quiet and underrated master of “hard science” fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.
Woot! I Love Hal Clement! Not as much as Cordwainer Smith but still…