I realised this morning that I’ve been delinquent in doing my part to promote an exciting new Occam’s Typewriter venture – a group blog, Occam’s Corner, on the Guardian’s science blogs network. (I did add the feed to the “Latest posts from Occam’s Typewriter” widget near the top of my right sidebar, but I never actually mentioned it on-blog). Unlike the main OT site it’s focused 100% on science, but just like OT there’s a great variety of well-written articles (plus mine) from all the familiar faces you’ve come to know and love. Check it out! The comments don’t stay open for very long, so if you get a wee bit behind you find yourself unable to contribute to the conversation, but everything up there is well worth reading – and the comments I’ve got so far haven’t been as scary as I’d feared 🙂
My first contribution, “Genetic screening: curiosity killed the CATG“, discussed my ambivalence about the kind of personal genetic screening offered by companies like 23andMe; the title of today’s post, “Why I’m feeling so crabby about cancer conspiracy theories“, speaks for itself.
Many thanks to Jenny Rohn, Richard P. Grant, and Stephen Curry for getting us into the Guardian stable of blogs (as I’ve mentioned before, I grew up reading the Guardian so this is kind of a big deal for me); Jenny for proofreading my articles; and Richard for very patiently dealing with a combination of human error and some kind of weird formatting conversion glitch to get my latest article submitted 🙂