Bora is so desperate to 1) act like he knows how to blog and 2) demonstrate that he has equipped someone to blog via the blogging conference that he has really gone over the edge. Everything in this “so-called” interview is false. http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2008/02/riding_the_dinosaurs_toward_sc.php
He made it all up. Really. Who would be stupid enough to promote a toy that they didn’t receive royalties from? Or make religious references in a “science” interview? Honestly.
Also, that photo of me is out of focus. Why would I approve the use of an image that was anything but flattering?
Bora – get a real job.
Now this might work…
This blog is not about bora. This blog is about me and my insolence.
The best thing about this blog is that I don’t really even need to blog. I can just cut and paste someone else’s blog into mine. That’s “SYNERGY” from some folks’ perspectives, plagerism in oldentimes, and laziness bred into Gen Xers who grew up during the Reagan years.
As compared to the normally staid sessions I have moderated at local and national meetings of my professional scientific associations, this was a new experience as I’ve never helped to guide such a contentious discussion….
I found two very strong undercurrents: one faction of the audience seemed resigned to the fact that nothing can be done to elevate public understanding of science and that a presidential debate on the topic was a futile effort; the other was a somewhat smaller group of discussants who felt that we need to work with the media we’ve got (Mooney’s words, I believe) and start back toward returning science to the public discourse as it was in the days following Sputnik. A third, less-vocal group led by Gabrielle Lyon contends that we don’t give the public enough credit for being interested in science, an observation emphasized by the fact that 79% of the attendees were not scientists.
Thanks Abel Pharmboy – I’ve always had a thing for shucking and contention.
The only thing is — you can’t take the survey. I don’t know how to get it to work. My tech skills are stunted by inexperience.
I’ve tried getting around the survey problem by posting the survey link as a comment but the program wiped it out. I then tried linking the survey in a blogroll link – I’m all about trying – but again, the link went live but garbled, not pretty at all.
So you have some choices – you can help me figure out how to get a survey on this site or you can suffer along with me and NOT take the survey. Either way. You can’t really take the survey right now.
Sorry about that….and so is everyone else.
Thanks to the comment late yesterday by mcdawg, the tide is beginning to turn. The waves of truth are beginning to wash over us all. Thank you dawg dawg for helping to chip away at the inevitable.
STEVE STEVE? Folks-the emperor has no clothes. Steve Steve is part of the whole cover up. I know that so many of us wanted to believe that the stuffed panda was a tongue-in-cheek pro-evolution jab at the religious, anti-science crowd, but the fake mammal was just one of bora’s many slight of hand tricks. A jab not at them, but at us.
The proof is out there…just let it flow.