Thinking back about the whole duck mishigaas last year, I realize it was a mixture of joy, terror, and anxiety. Mostly joy, as I got to make friends and commune with real wild birds. But also terror and pain, as when I had to retrieve a drowned duckling and watch another one die in my […]
via I miss my ducks — Why Evolution Is True
I’m not very sentimental, but this is ugh.. I can’t even..
We’ve long known that plant seeds can remain viable not only after floating a long time in fresh or salt water, but also when passing through the guts of birds, including waterfowl. In fact, I believe that at least half of the plants that arrive on oceanic islands, later to form new species, come from […]
via Flowering plants remain viable after passing through the guts of waterfowl — Why Evolution Is True
This is a rare Darwinesque find. Read.
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Lies by T.M. Logan Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Genre: Thriller, Mystery Series: Stand Alone Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (September 11, 2018) Length: 418 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter Unassuming Joe Lynch might not be […]
via Book Review: Lies by T.M. Logan — The BiblioSanctum
Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Long ago and far away — that is, in August of last year and in the scientific field called Demography — a great controversy arose and sparked calls for a retraction and accusations of a scholarly paper falling “outside the bounds of scholarly decorum” and labeling its findings as […]
via Morally Irresponsible Science — Watts Up With That?
Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Science, as a whole, advances or fails to advance in large part in a direct relationship to the presence or absence of bias in its research efforts. There are many types of bias, and these have been discussed in the pages of various Climate Science blogs and publications over…
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This will be the last dollop of photos until mid-November, but if you’ve sent them to me, they will appear eventually. Today Reader Tony Eales from Brisbane has some great photos from Brunei. His notes and IDs are indented. So I went to Brunei as a paying volunteer on a taxonomic expedition with a group […]
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As a new guy at the University of Michigan, I spend a lot of my time explaining who I am and what I mean by computing education research. In this and the next blog posts, I am sharing two of those explanations. The first one was a six minute lightning talk to the University of […]
via What do I mean by Computing Education Research? The Social Science Perspective — Computing Education Research Blog
We need scholars and educators who compute.