Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor (floyd_mephit) wrote,
Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor


I read a lot of blogs mostly every day (129 of them by today's count, I add and drop them all the time). I therefore read a lot of crap, which makes me wonder how I got led to the blog to begin with, and also I read a lot of insightful stuff, which makes my procrastination (and I'm sure 90+% of blog-reading is procrastination unless we're all doing it on our lunch breaks only) worth it.

An example of something that pissed me off is from one of the 'science' blogs, Greg Laden's Blog, which while overall an okay blog, had the blogger giving an example of how he was 'observing' some culture in S. America and witnessed a gang-rape, and did nothing to stop it. In the comments, people were for the most part sympathetic to his complicity, though to be fair there were a few who, devolution into arguments over universal morality notwithstanding, rightly recognized that what he did (not) do was simply immoral and frankly unfit for a self-identifying scientist or even human.

An example of something that I did like is The Art of Manliness blog, which to be fair has had points of view which I thought were ridiculous and actually bordering on feminist, but overall were pretty good. They are running a series this month called "30 Days to a better man", which is listing tasks which are supposed to be kind of androgenous (yeah I spelled it correctly). I would take it with a skeptical attitude but not not a cynical one. For the most part the message from this blog is good, though I would prefer a different messenger at times.
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