Wednesday, July 28, 2010

101 Patterns for Influencing Behaviour Through Design

Here's a nifty link showing examples of design elements which lead users to take certain actions. I found it interesting to see how people are influencing us.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Phil Plait's Bad Universe

Phil Plait, who became semi-famous for hosting a thorough debunking of the moon landing hoaxers is getting a TV show on The Discovery Channel.

It looks a bit Mythbusters, which certainly isn't a bad thing.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ScienceBlogs Imploding?

Mega-blogging network, ScienceBlogs, is falling apart over a fiasco where they were giving a blog to PepsiCo who was paying for exposure next to some of the best science based bloggers that the internet has to offer.

The 4 year old network seems to have many problems behind the scenes and the link above is a great read on how to destroy what was a successful network in almost no time flat.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Ken Ham, of the local Creation Science ministry, is apparently freaking out about some recent declarations from a gathering of atheists. Read the whole thing to see Ken rewriting the declaration to fit his preconceived ideas. The whole thing is one huge example of what a strawman argument is.

Science Tattoos

Carl Zimmer, science writer keep a blog where he collects tattoos that relate to science and related disciplines. He had one today that caught my attention.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Picnic on August 14th at Susan and Bernie's

The picnic on August 14th at Susan and Bernie's will be a potluck, so if you are a member who wishes to list the items you are bringing, please do so in the comments. This way we should be able to eliminate duplication. remember to check previous comments to see what others are bringing.