The Weekly Smörgåsbord #6
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/28 at 12:00 PM
This week’s Smörgåsbord includes a couple articles and some Ada Lovelace posts, as well as the typical historiographic post and a post about Darwin and C-SPAN.
- “Emmy and the Habilitation” — The Renaissance Mathematicus offers his entry for the Ada Lovelace day blogging..
- “Women Published in the Royal Society” — Another Ada Lovelace day post, this one from Skulls in the Stars..
- “Pwned by a Historian of Science” — Skulls in the Stars revisits his history of optics presentation to amend some of his claims..
- “Darwin/Evolution in C-SPAN’s Video Library” — The Dispersal of Darwin reports on his search for Darwin and evolution in C-SPAN video library. Some predictable and some surprising (Michael Shermer appears a couple times, as does R. Dawkins)..
- “The Role of Historians” — a simple prop points to two articles on historians and science. The first is his own piece on historians and the creation/evolution issue: Some Thoughts on Historians and Contemporary Anti-Evolutionism. The second article is Jon Wiener’s recent piece in The Nation: Big Tabacco and the Historian.
- “Integration without Differentiation: The Fate of the Natural Philosophy Problem” — No Smörgåsbord is complete without a historiographic post from Ether Wave Propaganda..
- “Looking for Medical Miracles in Medieval Manuscripts” — An interesting article in Der Spiegel on current interest in medieval pharmacopeia..
- “Object Lesson: Pluto’s Smallest Neighbors Prove Tough to Find” — A Scientific American article on Kuiper Belt Objects. Unfortunately, the article and its comments have been coöpted by Pluto. The article provides some interesting information. The comments provide amusing and predictable content, some so predictable that they really have become clichés..
- “How is the Date for Easter Calculated?” — From Scientific Blogging offers a brief history of how to calculate Easter, with the requisite undertones of Church dogmatism thwarting scientific reason.