DIY science

4 Apr

http://smallsciencezines.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Small science is beautiful. See why.

What’s wrong with science writing?

4 Apr

Science writing- in physical and social sciences- fails to provide “a positive narrative for earthlings.”

Science is rhetorical: the long story

4 Apr

Charles Bazerman painstakingly illustrates the emergence of the lab report as the dominant genre of science writing. http://wac.colostate.edu/books/bazerman_shaping/

Science is rhetorical: the short story

4 Apr

Cezar Ornatowski defends science from anit-foundationalist attacks. He gets much right. But, his conclusion is  deeply and dangerously anthropomorphic.

http://www.writinginstructor.com/ornatowski

Technology, science, and public writing: historical and contemporary views

4 Apr

Did you know that Plato was a critic of writing? That initially, teachers rejected the technology of pencils with erasers? I learned this from Dennis Baron’s “From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literacy Technology” http://www.english.illinois.edu/-people-/faculty/debaron/essays/pencils.htm. It situates debates about writing technology in a long historical perspective. 

Deborah Blum explains that the ire aimed at science bloggers comes from a long-standing bias against public science writing. http://blogs.plos.org/speakeasyscience/2010/10/17/the-trouble-with-scientists-2/

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Royce Murray

3 Apr

Royce Murray

Here is Royce Murray’s critique of blogs as a means science writing. I completely disagree with him. In fact, his critique shows little evidence that he has even read any blogs.