Interview with Gene Expression

Razib Khan runs the weblog “Gene Expression,” for SEED MAGAZINE in the Science Blog consortium. Additionally, he also cofounded the stand alone weblog “Gene Expression“, which has been commenting on genetics and related fields for the past 4 years. Razib has a background in biochemistry, but has been working in the IT industry of late, though he plans to return to science in the near future …

The ethics of hate mail: Should bloggers post email correspondence without permission?

Melanie Kroll probably doesn’t appreciate the irony of her situation.

She was fired this week from her job at 1-800-Flowers.com, a floral delivery service, after a death threat was sent to popular science blogger PZ Myers from her work email address. The irony stems from the fact that she most likely heard about Myers only because the Catholic League had attempted to get him terminated from his job at the …

Mocking the mockers: The ambiguity of a Youtube video

“This is too clever to have been done by creationists.”

I thought this while watching a nearly four minute Youtube video called “Beware the Believers” depicting a rapping Richard Dawkins and headband-wearing Christopher Hitchens. After a brief prologue in which an animated Dawkins introduces an audience to a “glorious age, the age of the machine,” it launches into biting lyrics that tear into the “appeal to authority” arguments …

The Dawkins Effect: How The God Delusion mainstreamed atheism

To receive favorable publicity for a cause, one simply needs a Hallmark card.

A journalist named Karen Hunter offered this small bit of wisdom when she appeared on a January 31 episode of CNN – Paula Zahn Now. Hunter was one of three who participated in an “Out in the Open Panel “that discussed discrimination against atheists. It followed a four-minute news segment titled “Beliefs Under Attack, “a profile …