Nature on Science Blogs

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Nature, one of the top journals for scientific research, published an article today about the most popular science blogs. The Panda’s Thumb came out number two, and Jack Krebs was quoted about our success:

Being a group blog is key, says contributor Jack Krebs, president of Kansas Citizens for Science. “We have some of the most well-informed observers and critics of the ‘intelligent design’ and creationist movements.” The nature of the topic helps too, he adds. “There is an interest, a hunger even, for thoughtful analysis of the issues related to evolution and creationism.”

In addition, PT contributor, PZ Myers, found his personal blog, Pharyngula as the most popular science blog.

Over all, six of the top fifty science blogs were personal blogs of PT contributors.

Rank Authorship Blog
1 Paul Myers Pharyngula
2 Group Blog The Panda’s Thumb
7 Tara Smith Aetiology
18 John Lynch Stranger Fruit
21 Jason Rosenhouse EvolutionBlog
26 Mike Dunford The Questionable Authority
30 John Wilkins Evolving Thoughts

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Does Wilkins count as a science blog? :)

RBH

PZ took the first place. Good; will make Lenny angry.

(shrug)

Um.… why isn’t the Bad Astronomer represented in this list? Does his blog not hook up with Technorati very well? There may be a bias in this report from Nature. (not personal bias… I figured other scientists would understand what I meant, but just in case)

Thanks for posting this. Somehow I missed John Lynch. The rest are at the top of my list, along with Pat Hayes’ Red Street Rabble.

Oops, that’s “Red State Rabble.”

Um.… why isn’t the Bad Astronomer represented in this list? Does his blog not hook up with Technorati very well? There may be a bias in this report from Nature. (not personal bias… I figured other scientists would understand what I meant, but just in case)

He’s there, but he’s listed under “writers” (along with Carl Zimmer and others) instead of scientists. I suppose that’s based on his Bad Astronomy book, but it seems a bit odd to me.

Uh-huh. So how did the ID blogs rate? Or are religion blogs listed separately?

Where is Dembski’s “Uncommon Descent”? :P

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Posted by jeannot on July 6, 2006 01:57 PM (e) | kill

Where is Dembski’s “Uncommon Descent”? :P

Maybe there’s a separate anti-science category?

Congratulations to you all.

PZ took the first place. Good; will make Lenny angry.

How so? I’ve never had any gripe whatsoever with any of PZ’s science. (shrug)

What? No TelicThoughts?

Things are in a pretty pass when my blog is a popular science blog. I’m a philosopher, Jim!

[And you misspelled Mighrs]

Julie Thomas will come back one day to make a blog which will be better than PZ Myer’s blog!! Julie Thomas magically disappeared off of the Internet six years ago.

I’m a philosopher, Jim!

Dole Office Clerk: Occupation? Comicus: Stand-up philosopher. Dole Office Clerk: What? Comicus: Stand-up philosopher. I coalesce the vapors of human existence into a viable and meaningful comprehension. Dole Office Clerk: Oh, a *bullshit* artist! Comicus: Hmmmmmm… Dole Office Clerk: Did you bullshit last week? Comicus: No. Dole Office Clerk: Did you try to bullshit last week? Comicus: Yes!

Sorry, John, couldn’t resist.

;)

Re “Sorry, John, couldn’t resist.”

What, ya think resistance is futile or something? :)

In addition, PT contributor, PZ Myers, found his personal blog, Pharyngula as the most popular science blog.

Even though he’s an up-front atheist. Or is it because he’s an up-front atheist?

Keep up the good work, PZ, on all fronts.

How so? I’ve never had any gripe whatsoever with any of PZ’s science.

But he doesn’t just blog science, he also blogs about science and scientists and atheism and the relationship, and his post here that you chose to disrupt was about such an entry at his blog.

(shrug)

What exactly does that mean, other than “Hey everybody, I’m an ass”?

I am of course ignoring Popper’s dick-waving. (shrug)

dick-waving

An interesting phrase, as it describes its very use.

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