Biweekly links for 06/06/2008
- illuminating science » What is a “human”?
- Our definition of a species has legal implications: “interesting story about a group of animal rights activists attempting to get a chimpanzee declared a human in an Austrian court of law.”
- Uncertain Principles: Science Festivals, Science Books, and Science Funding
- “Scientists are rewarded for producing technical publications aimed at the narrowest possible audience…the result… is a culture that looks down on people who attempt to do anything other than produce narrow technical publications.”
- ROARMAP – Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies
- A very useful record of who’s doing what.
- Government Data and the Invisible Hand by David Robinson, Harlan Yu, William Zeller, Edward Felten
- Open data and good government: “It would be preferable for government to understand providing reusable data, rather than providing websites, as the core of its online publishing responsibility. “
- Emergent Democracy – Joi Ito
- Too much time on his hands – Boing Boing
- “”That guy has too much spare time” is one of the most odious, intellectually dishonest, dismissive things a person can say. It disguises a vicious ad-hominem attack as a lighthearted verbal shrug.”
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