A Discussion About Recent Scientific Advances And Science News Minus The Technical Jargon (Whenever Possible)
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
It's been a few weeks since I've posted. I feel bad about that, but hey, I've been busy. I'm writing a paper, which is extremely exciting for me, but also extremely time consuming. Anyway, I want to post something so I thought I would pass along this interview that I heard with Dave Acer on the Skepticality podcast. I'm embarrassed to say that I had never heard of this TV show, nor had I heard of Dave Acer (I don't have kids, and I don't watch TV). But I'm glad to see anything that promotes critical thinking in kids at an early age. It doesn't take away from a child's imagination to ask them to think carefully about the likelihood of something being true. Anyway, give it a listen. I think I'll buy the DVD for my nephews.
A drunkard's walk refers to the mathematical expression of successive steps, where each step can diffuse in any random direction. That pretty much sums up this blog. I'll write about nearly anything as long as it has to do with science, and I'm still waiting to see where this will end up.
I am a graduate fellow studying biology. I'm interested in science and culture, science policy, the public's attitude towards it, skepticism, empiricism, and logic. Still trying to work out what this blog will actually be about, but right now it's just random items that I find interesting, with a focus on translating scientific advances, explaining life as a scientist for the non-scientist, and promoting logical thinking.