Whoa! Haven’t seen you guys for a while! There’s a good reason for this – it’s my last undergraduate semester of uni before I kick off my Master, and my coursework has completely inexplicably increased dramatically. There are assignments and tests flying at me from all four subjects I’m taking, it’s crazy. Add in my weekly podcast commitment, the relaunch of the Young Australian Skeptics blog and my newfound penchant for caring about my fitness, and there’s little time for some good ol’ Homologous Legs blogging. Very sorry.
But I do have some quick things to leave you! One is the music video for “Who”, the first track off the new St. Vincent/David Byrne collab. album Love This Giant, which I think you’ll find both delightful and deliciously strange. The full album is out September 11th and you can preorder it here, but if you want to listen before you buy (a wise and enjoyable thing to do), NPR is streaming Love This Giant in its entirety for free! Good on them.
Another is the 57th episode of The Pseudo Scientists podcast, which came out last Friday. Sadly I was too busy to put up a post here about it, as I know some of you like to listen to the show through the audio player, but you can listen to it on what would have been a very similar post on the Young Australian Skeptics website (there’s an audio player there too). Rachael, Belinda and Tom go without me this week, talking about sperm, the life of Neil Armstrong and some cosmology, while Ted interviews – wait for it – freakin’ Eugenie Scott from the National Center for Science Education, making it her fourth appearance on the show! Wow. That’s a lot of appearances. The next episode (featuring yours truly!) will be out this Friday – I’ll try and put a proper post up if I can.
Lastly, two of my favourite bloggers/academics/people-related-to-biology, philosopher of science John Wilkins and biochemist Larry Moran, are having a discussion/debate/heated argument over the relationship between science and philosophy. Here’s the latest post on methodological naturalism from Larry – if that interests you, have a read of some of the earlier posts.
Well, that’s all I have time for at the moment. Hopefully I should be back blogging here regularly, but we’ll see if my schedule allows it…