Blogrolling: Dr. Professor Chaos

Jul 25 2008 Published by under Blogging

I've been enjoying the Professor Chaos blog authored by River Tam of whom the about blurb says:

I am a young assistant professor in the biological sciences, married to another assistant professor (aka General Disarray) in my field. It is not uncommon for me to feel like I am Alice in Wonderland.

I think you will also like this one DearReader.


In response to one of them book-meme thing-ma-bobs River Tam makes this observation: Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (one of the best books ever and I'm convinced that it's the inspiration for much of university policy) . Ha! Yes indeedy.
Posts on Rabid Reviewer behavior:

I have learned that there are a variety of review types out there: The dumb review: a review so lacking in basic logic and knowledge that you wonder how that person has enough brain cells to coordinate breathing, much less breathe and type at the same time...which come to think of it might explain the review.

and on gender issues in science:

my field is not all male. In fact, there are a fair number of highly respected women and they are never represented in my instantaneous list in the proportions they exist in nature! I find this disturbing because it suggests that somewhere along the way I equated "distinguished" with "male". How can I get mad at men for ignoring prominent women when I do it myself? It's not just me.

will also draw your interest. There's plenty more to enjoy.
Go Read.

4 responses so far

  • yikes says:

    And she called PP a butt-sniffer! Rockin!

  • PhysioProf says:

    And she called PP a butt-sniffer!

    Those are fighting words and a mortal insult! I will be seeking out River Tam for the purpose of delivering a severe smackdown!

  • River Tam says:

    I didn't really call PP a butt-sniffer, per se...I implied that meme tag was the blogging equivalent of butt-sniffing, therefore because PP meme tagged me - well,...you get it. Besides, PhysioProf, you started it!
    DM - I appreciate the publicity, though I don't know whether to thank you or vomit. I had just come to terms with having over 5 people reading my blog!

  • DrugMonkey says:

    DM - I appreciate the publicity, though I don't know whether to thank you or vomit. I had just come to terms with having over 5 people reading my blog!
    You write good stuff, what's to worry about? Readers are usually really nice and have all kinds of great stuff to say; it's the bloggers you have to watch out for!!!

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