This New Neighbor Is Game

Dr. Free-Ride has a getting-acquainted exercise for us newbies. My answers are below. You’ll notice I didn’t use that awful word meme; here’s why.

3 reasons you blog about science:
1. To inform scientists and non-scientists about evolution, public health, and microbiology.
2. To taunt creationist morons.
3. Related to #2, if I blog about evolution enough, Jerry Falwell’s head might just explode (it’s a longshot, but worth trying anyway).
Point at which you would stop blogging:
When you pry my keyboard out of my cold, dead hands…
1 thing you frequently blog besides science:
Politics. Lotsa politics.
4 words that describe your blogging style:
1. Slightly deranged
2. Opinionated
3. Snarky
4. Relentless (I’m quite willing to beat a topic to death. For months, if that’s what it takes)
1 aspect of blogging you find difficult:
If I have been thinking too long about a post, I get bored and do not want to actually write the damn thing.
Ooh, look! Shiny pebble!
5 ScienceBlogs blogs that are new to you:
1. Terra Sigillata
2. Dynamics of Cats
3. Retrospectacle
4. Pure Pedantry
5. Framing Science
9 blogs you read outside the ScienceBlogs universe:
1. Gadflyer
2. driftglass
3. Majikthise
4. Shakespeare’s Sister
5. Thoughts from Kansas
6. The News Blog
8. Hullabaloo
9. Pandagon
2 important features of your blogging environment:
1. Music. Loud, obnoxious music.
2. Adequate sleep.
6 items you would bring to a meet-up with the other ScienceBloggers:
1. Geeky T-shirt.
2. A pen.
3. Choclate something.
4. Guinness.
5. A book (you never know…).
6. Laptop.
5 conversations you would have before the end of that meet-up:
Being selfish, all five conversations would result in me being able to see other bloggers’ cool study organisms, fossils, or mechanical gizmos.

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4 Responses to This New Neighbor Is Game

  1. Hey Mike! Thanks for noticing me as new – hope I’m good enough to keep you as a reader.

  2. boubou says:

    Hello Mike,
    My question has nothing to do with this article, but only with biology. But I choose to post it here, instead of writing you an e-mail. If I choose the bad solution, I am sorry.
    So, I recently read a book written by a biologist, but I read only a few comment about this book and this kind of view in the science press, so can I ask you what do you think about it ?
    I find an article of this author:

  3. boubou,
    I haven’t read the book.

  4. boubou says:

    yes, of course, but the article I gave is from this book, it’s just to give a general idea

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