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“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” – Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

Fresh Reads from the Science 'o sphere!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fresh Science 27 November 2007

The juiciest posts from the science 'o sphere!

Chang'e 1 shoots the Moon / Izod clouds (Bad Astronomy - USA)
Really cool pictures there...

Inevitable and orderly? Hardly! (Laelaps - USA)
A good critique of Paul Davies' "Taking Science on Faith".

Wired's 10 great snake-oil gadgets (Moonflake - South Africa)
They only work when nobody's looking...

Mutation fired outbreak of deadly tropical virus (Ontogeny - USA)
One amino acid change turns a virus into a killer...

Having a science education doesn't make you a scientist (Pro-science - Denmark)
Just like having a scholarship doesn't make you a scholar...

Jane Austen action figure (Sour Grapes - USA)


Anonymous said...

Hi Leng Hiong,

This is slightly off-topic from your current blog-post, but I was wondering if you could forward this on to that law student that frequents your blog and happens to be a firm believer in ID? This paper just came out in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, which I hope it can address his questions on the evolution of the eye. Thanks!


-- Alvin

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Hi Alvin:

Welcome to Fresh Brainz! Thanks for the heads up to the excellent review paper.

It's quite a long and technical review; instead of just forwarding it wholesale to him, I think it's better if I convert it into "blog-style" plain English, so that everyone can understand what it means.

I'll try find time in the weekend to do this. You can join in the discussion too if you like.