Archive for November, 2010

Call for hosts for The Giant’s Shoulders!

November 26, 2010

I noticed recently that, after December, we have no hosts lined up for the history of science blog carnival!  If you’re interested in hosting over the next few months, please leave a comment, or let one of the carnival managers, Dr. SkySkull or ThonyC, know!  (If you have a nice idea for a special edition of the carnival, let us know that, too!)


Giants’ Shoulders #29 is out.

November 16, 2010

Egil at Heterodoxolgy has put together a feast of the truly esoteric in the history of science for Giants’ Shoulders #29 which is now up at his website. Go for a visit and enjoy the complete spectrum of all that is strange, alien and counterintuitive in the history of the sciences.

Giants’ Shoulders #30 A (Scientific) Christmas Carol will be hosted by the Ghost of William Whewell in person at his very own blog on 16th December 2010 and is a celebration of the science of the 19th century. Submission should be made to Rebekah Higgitt or to the Giants’ Shoulders Blog Carnivalby 15th December.

Thanks to Egil for putting together a lovely carnival! -Dr. SkySkull


November 6, 2010

There are just ten days left till Giant’s Shoulders #29 which means you have just nine days to submit your contributions to the Esoteric Science special edition hosted by Egil Asprem at Heterodoxology who says,

To the layman, the natural sciences have become increasingly “esoteric” in the sense of being hard to access and difficult to understand. Throughout its history, science has been esoteric in other senses as well, connected with attempts to unravel the secrets of the book of nature, the understanding of occult properties and forces, and the quest for absolute, higher knowledge. This edition of Giants’ Shoulders is dedicated to all those esoteric pursuits of knowledge; a celebration of all strange, alien, and counterintuitive methods that have been attempted to dissect, read, or tame nature’s secrets, from renaissance natural philosophy to present-day Grand Unified Theories – whether cleverly inventive, hopelessly megalomaniac, or simply misguided.

So get those posts on the strange, alien and counterintuitive submitted by the 15th November either direct to your host or to the Giants’ Shoulders blog carnival.


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