Here are a few favourite posts; if you haven’t seen them before, I think they’re worth a look.
My favourites (for idiosyncratic reasons, and sure to change from time to time):
- 1.8 billion years in a jar. (In which I geek out over my mango chutney and found the new discipline of evolutionary gastronomy)
- Wonderful Scientific names, Part 6: Syzygium aromaticum. (This series has many of my favourites; this one can represent it)
- Science fiction, stone plants, and the certainty of improbable things. (I like this post, and I think it has the best title I’ve ever come up with.)
- Academic inclusive fitness.
- I have the best job on the entire planet. (Academics complain a lot, but there’s nothing else I’d rather be.)
- Where the Earth shows its bones. (Thoughts on time and change from Iceland)
Reader favourites (highly viewed):
- How to handle an idiotic review.
- In defence of the P-value.
- Why do we make statistics so hard for our students?
- Is “nearly significant” ridiculous? (People like statistics posts, it seems)
- The dumbest thing I ever said to a reviewer.
- Two ways I flubbed my first job interview. (People like it when I tell embarrassing stories about myself)
- Reproducibility, your Methods section, and 400 years of angst.
- Post-publication peer review and the problem of privilege
- What if we flip the students instead of the classroom? (Warning: may annoy you)
- Are reviewers crazy? Or are they saints? (Yes.)
- Is everything broken? (In which I argue it is not.)