Over at Journalology I dive into the free archive of biomedical literature — PubMed Central — and stumble upon a piece of publishing archaeology: an early example of open-peer review. Read on to find out what it’s all about.
I just spent ten minutes adding flickr video support to cotch dot net so that I could post this short item on the philosophy of moving photographs.
Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of a surgeon with lawyer envy.
Skepticism is about critical thinking and knowing how to avoid being fooled by charlatans and the honest but mistaken. Over at Lay Science I explain one way that you can get fooled: by people citing the activities of cells in a dish as scientific proof for anything and everything. Read […]
In a hit-fishing exercise on Journalology, I make contrarian suggestions and gross allegations on the subject of scientific misconduct in China. You can bite here.
Originally posted at cotch dot net. Spam mail. I don’t mean your regular crap. Professional spam mail from the professional spammers: PR. Somebody put me on a list and now all kinds of companies and individuals are paying all kinds of PR agencies lots of money so that the PR […]
The first post on the new photography-oriented cotch dot net is up. It’s a quick review of the police stop-and-search policy, in place across London as a counter-terrorism measure, and in particular the decision to consider photography to be a suspicious activity worth stopping. Of course, it takes the skeptical […]
I have just started blogging at Lay Science, a group blog about science, the nature of science, and the abuse of science. I’ve been a long-time subscriber as there’s a whole bunch of great bloggers there. My first post, SciDebtate: a depressing night out for nerds, is a summary of […]
I have just started blogging at Journalology, a group blog about science publishing, where I will contribute occassionality on the subjects of publishing technology, open data, the future of the scientific paper, and bad publishing. My first post is in the latter category, revisiting the Medical Hypotheses aids denialism incident. […]
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