My first post
over at Course of Reason
is up. The blog itself is linked off the CFI On-Campus home page
. You can also access the archive directly here
. Swing over and leave a comment. You can also become a fan of the blog on facebook by clicking here
. You can also find the facebook page for CFI On-Campus here
I will still blog over here, but just a little less. Since CFI is an organization I support (and who supports me, as I'm a member of their speakers bureau
) and because I wish to become a bigger part of the movement, it makes sense to focus my efforts over there. This means I'm going to stop leaving comments on xanga except in rare cases where I think somebody's making a point worth discussing. I simply do not have the time to shoot down every blogger who thinks they're entitled to my time, not with all the other work I'm doing. For instance, current blog-debates I have lined up include:
With Bakersdozen2 over at CotIT over god's existence or something similar
With Heidi Anderston
on accommodation vs. confrontation
With HappyLemming over "Reason is a better means to moral behavior than Christianity" in which I'll be arguing in the affirmative
Chris Stedman on accommodation vs. confrontation (and it seems I may also get roped into engaging Lucy Gubbins as well)
The point is, no time for JT when combined with all my other projects. I will post and do some debate over at the Church of the Ivory Tower
, assuming its founders can abide by the rules they set up for everyone else.
For now though, I will work on turning this site into a group effort. Toward that end, I have recruited two new bloggers. Click below the fold to meet the new faces and get a glimpse of the new setup for the blog.
You may also know her from her blog x_Butterflies_and_Hurricanes_x
here on xanga. She has a degree in environmental geoscience. Crystal worked for a year at an environmental education center and decided she wanted to be a teacher. She is now currently enrolled in an accelerated graduate level teaching program, so hopefully by this time next year she will have a job as a teacher! Her favorite topic to discuss is plate tectonics but she loves talking about anything structural geology related. (Even though it was her most difficult class in college) Outside of these things, she enjoys reading, playing piano and violin, bird watching and writing.
Crystal has contributed to a project on this blog before as part of the academic blogging series (examples can be found here
, and here
Amy is a student at SUNY Buffalo studying psychology and biology. She wants to specialize in ethology which is the study of animal behavior. She considers herself an atheist/skeptic in terms of religion and other beliefs such as homeopathy and creationism. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, music and playing video games.
Amy intends to make short posts primarily about quirky but cool facts that science has revealed.
I hope to integrate consistent content. One thing that we will surely be adding is a weekly blog where our science bloggers (Amy - biology, Crystal - geology, Jonathan - chemistry, and Aron - astrophysics) answer questions about science. If you have any questions that are bugging you or if you're just curious about something, please feel free to throw them in here.
I will also ask certain bloggers to post a weekly brief entry with links to the interesting goings-on in their fields.
There will also continue to be weekly mtg deck-building contests.