Merry Daylight Saving Time! Here are some links for you. Sciency stuff:
- On the frontlines of the Republican War on Modeling.
- Here’s something about that AEI silliness about Jews and IQ.
- Speaking of politics, humans, and genetics, Patricia Williams talks to a Columbia biology professor about James Watson’s latest stupidity.
- In what looks to be an entertaining series, Panda Bear, M.D. takes apart woo-based medicine.
- Mark H tells us about an unusual polychaete.
- Darksyde gives a good, popular narrative of the role bacteria played in making the planet’s atmosphere what it is today.
- Don’t forget to stop by the digs of our newest ScienceBlogling Greg Laden.
- driftglass: modern conservatism is a hardware, not a software problem.
- In case you missed it, Paul Krugman takes apart Rudy Giuliani’s lies about healthcare.
- Here’s why traditional media will never quite get blogging: the Cleveland Plain Dealer fires a blogger due to congressional pressure (I guess freedom of speech is only for Iraqis…kinda, sorta.)
- Does abortion transcend framing?
- Criticizing Maureen Dowd is like picking on the slow kid, but Whiskey Fire has two great posts about the Queen of Mean.
- The idiocy of amateur security.
- Amanda asks, “How about we start focusing on the moral improvement of the neoconservatives?” Works for me.
- From the dog bites man files: ScienceBlogling Matt notes that the majority of campaign stories focus on strategy, not substance.
- Lindsay investigates the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act.
- A teacher describes the collateral damage of educational testing.
- Just what we need: “Government paid missionaires for Christ.”
- More from the dog bites man files: Bush Administration suppresses critic of partial drowning interrogation.
- When only a handful of people aren’t in debt, it’s hard to have a booming economy.
- Maha has a good roundup of the criticisms of Giuliani’s healthcare lies.
- An oldie, but a goldie:
The duToitification of the Western Conservative.