Comments on: Science Blogging: The Future of Science Communication & Why You Should be a Part of it http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/ Musings on Nature, Science, Evolution, Biology, and Education Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:41:51 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 By: When to take the debate public « The DNA Exchange http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-4462 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:04:38 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-4462 […] to take the debate public Jump to Comments I am an advocate for public thinking. In this era of social media, collaboration and transparency, there seems to be little benefit in […]

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By: Will http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-3540 Mon, 06 Apr 2009 05:00:10 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-3540 Fantastic post; covers pretty much every aspect I can think of. My site is a mashup of whatever I feel like writing, ranting, and raving about, but science definitely comes up a lot.

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By: Blog: perchÈ gli scienziati dovrebbero imparare a usarli http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-3539 Sun, 05 Apr 2009 23:57:44 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-3539 […] Il sempre attento Paolo Amoroso sul suo blog Avventure Planetarie ci avverte di come i blog scientifici assumeranno un ruolo sempre maggiore nella comunicazione scientifica. E per farlo ci segnala quanto scrive il biologo Daniel Brown, che spiega agli scienziati come comunicare con i blog. […]

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By: Indian Scientists and Science Blogging « Unruled Notebook http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-3468 Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:19:16 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-3468 […] for scientists to communicate the functioning of their part of science directly to the public. Science Blogging: The Future of Science Communication & Why You Should be a Part of it by Irradiatus provides an excellent science blogging manifesto of sorts, if you need more written […]

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By: Science Spotlight - March 23rd, 2009 | Next Generation Science http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-3437 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 04:05:37 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-3437 […] Science Blogging: The Future of Science Communication & Why You Should be a Part of it | Biochem… […]

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By: russ http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-3430 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 17:42:25 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-3430 I am a fan of science blogging as it represents the more true path of science. Before the advent of the internet science was shared through letter and publications but this system has gone horribly sideways. Today the journals of science are worse than obsolete. When it was expensive to publish and distribute journals served a purpose filtering useful seeds of knowledge from chaff so that the tiny amount of paper printed in science could pre-sorted. However rapidly the editors and owners of the journals set themselves up as strongarm gatekeepers of the holy faiths whose nod might make or break science.

While many papers in the so called peer reviewed literature are surely worthy countless more equally or even less worthy papers fall into the dust bin. The major Journals today serve more as enforcers of pecking order than anything else. For those of us with many decades in science experience I would venture none could say they know less than many great science discoveries and insights that died on the vine for want of publication.

Today with the interent and especially the fantastic great global brains of the search engines there is no reason save preservation of pecking order and laziness to continue with the expensive exclusive pay to play world of science journals. Self publication on the internet is by far more pure and consistent with the role of publishing ones work so as to seek comments and cross fetiization of ideas from learned collegues. The frustration one must pay in learing how to scan for pertinent information and make judgement calls on its acceptability or correctness is small compared to the sharing of wisdom.

If the paper is only available from the pay to play world it is a sorry excuse for science and the authors intentions suspect.

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By: Heather http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-3393 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:31:24 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-3393 I nearly got to the bottom of the comments before seeing that Dave made the exact comment I wanted to leave. So I’ll just write, ditto. Thank you.

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By: David Bradley http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-3373 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 13:59:15 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-3373 Thanks for the shout out in the post and in the comments. Much appreciated. Anyone who wants to be on my science tweeps (scientwists) list should leave me a comment, tweet me, DM me or retweet the list http://bit.ly/scientwists

Thanks

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By: Vernon http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-3371 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 03:47:01 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-3371 That’s really interesting reading. From my prospective, science blogging is such a fantastic way for you scientists to reach us – those who are not scientists. I wouldn’t have a clue if it helps you (as per the discussion in the comments posted before mine) but I do know that for the amateur nature or science enthusiast it has put the world of science (or information) in our grasp. I am a guide and have found the amount of knowledge that I can gain relevant to what I am guiding about is fantastic. I would bet that many of the people who follow blogs like this one do so for that very reason. Guides, high school teachers and those who just like…science.

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By: Irradiatus http://biochemicalsoul.com/2009/03/science-blogging-the-future-of-science-communication-why-you-should-be-a-part-of-it/comment-page-1/#comment-3370 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 03:27:10 +0000 http://biochemicalsoul.com/?p=1218#comment-3370 Don’t let Christie fool you all – she was an inherently gifted writer to begin with.

I honestly believe her style is among the best of the science blog world.
*end flattery*

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