Mad Engineers

A friend shared this cartoon on Facebook. Given the importance of the caricature of the mad scientist in a lot of science fiction, often used to warn of the dangers of scientists “playing God,” the cartoon usefully highlights that the caricature does not fit well with the description of the individuals as scientists. Some fit, [Read More...]

The Great Pharyngulation Experiment

The Urban Dictionary defines the verb “Pharyngulate” as To crash an online poll by publishing its link so that large numbers of blog readers will make their opinions known there, often shifting the results dramatically. The term comes from the name of P. Z. Myers’ popular blog Pharyngula. As someone interested both professionally and personally [Read More...]


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