Annual Roundup: The Return of the Mad Biologist

It’s yontif, and we don’t blog on yontif, so here are some more highlights from 2009:
On Work and Time in Science
The Gates Arrest: The Police As an Occupying Forceā€
Unscientific America: On Planets and Theories
Some More Thoughts About Unscientific America: What Are We Trying to Communicate?
So, What Should Scientists Communicate?
Egg Donation, Stem Cell Research, and Lady Bits
Misunderstanding Palin and ‘Palinism’: It’s the Politics of the Blood
A Significant, but Simple, Medical Advance: Hair Sheep Blood Agar Plates
Stimulus Package to Cities: Drop Dead?
On Scientific Embargoes: What Exactly Would Journalists Investigate?
“When Does the Greed Stop?”, We Ask the Other Side
ZOMG! TEH KIDZ DON’T KNOW SCIENTISMZ!: Actually, Four States Do Better Than All of Europe and Compare Well to Asia
The Reality of Health Insurance Copayments: The Insulin Edition
Reducing Quinolone Antibiotic Use Lowers Resistance
Note to Senate Dems (and Candidates): Stop Insulting Us with Filibuster Scare Tactics
Genetic Risk Prediction: The Difference Between Diagnostics and Research
How Creationism (and Other Idiocies) Are Mainstreamed
KPC: The Other Potential Pandemic–And We’re Completely Ignoring It
Unscientific America and Positive Versus Normative Statements
Why Do You Do Science (or Other Stuff)?
The Future of Bacterial Genomics: It’s Not the Sequencing, It’s the…
Obesity Makes People Stupid…About Heritability
What Procedure Is More Common Than Heart Surgery and Hip Replacement Combined?

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