Daily Archives: January 23, 2008

Steven Pinker: A brief history of violence

In a preview of his next book, Steven Pinker takes on violence. We live in violent times, an era of heightened warfare, genocide and senseless crime. Or so we’ve come to believe. Pinker charts a history of violence from Biblical times through the present, and says modern society has a little less to feel guilty about.

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Can science blogging save scientific communication?

This was one of many questions debated at the Second Annual Scientific Blogging Conference in North Carolina this weekend which I attended together with over 200 other folks who work in scientific communication.

When I told my friends I was going to North Carolina this weekend to attend a blogging conference they either said, “cool – why?” or “you’re weird – why?”.

Read this thing by Liz Allen