There's a much talked about article by Michael Specter in this week's New Yorker that I have yet to sit down with. It's called "Political Science: The Bush Administration's War on The Laboratory," and from the substantial buzz I've heard about it, it contains yet another set of indictments along the lines of Chris Mooney's The Republican War on Science
. One blogger who's mentioned it recently is Chris Carlsson of Attitude Adjustor
, and in his comments section James Acah
(apparently, a nuclear engineer who seems to have a whole science-in-fiction novel for a blog) mentioned your new delicious link of the afternoon--LabLit! LabLit! LabLit!
(You gotta say it three times fast. You know you want to.)
Links from my quick tasty test-test: Interviews with mathematician Jonathan Farley
, who "teaches Hollywood to count," and physicist Sydney Perkowitz
, who is also a playwright and has a whole book on foam; an editorial against iPods in the lab
, and riff for the need for science communicators
Given the proliferation of incredibly frustrating anti-science culture, politics, and business, it's a fun change to spend time on a site like this which celebrates the scientific endeavor.