You may scream when you go down below. Los Links looks enormous, and it is. But there are a few things you should bear in mind:
1. It is a convenient excuse. No, you can’t go shopping / entertain the annoying houseguest / perform X unpleasant task, because you have to read all the links. Ever so sorry. It’s all Dana’s fault.
2. The Geophotomeme posts are, for the most part, extremely short.
3. You don’t have to read all of the links (despite what you’ve told people you’re trying to avoid). Just, y’know, most of them.
I’ll just leave you to get on with it, then.
Vanity Fair: Trial of the Will.
Dispatches from the Culture Wars: RIP Christopher Hitchens.
Rock Beyond Belief: Christopher Hitchens 1949 – 2011.
The New Yorker: Postscript: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011.
Token Skeptic: We Lost Hitch. That Is All.
Why Evolution Is True: Christopher Hitchens is dead.
Greta Christina’s Blog: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011.
Occupy Wall Street
Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports: An Open Letter from America’s Port Truck Drivers on Occupy the Ports.
Mad Art Lab: Artless & Broken: My Brother and Ows.
Salon: Busted for tweeting.
Assassin Actual: The Wrong Route.
Taylor Marsh: Occupy Bill of Rights Day.
The X Blog: Forbes’ Gene Marks Needs To Check His Priv.
The Urban Scientist: If I were a wealthy white suburbanite.
Greta Christina’s Blog: “Even the worst have their best”: Forbes’ Gene Marks, the 1%, and the Luxury of Second Chances.
Pandagon: If I Were A Rich White Motivational Speaker.
On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess: Dear Black Kids, You Need to Work Harder! But Women Will Never Succeed!
Angry Black Lady Chronicles: “If I Were a Poor Black Kid…”
Southern Fried Science: If I were an unappreciated endangered shark.
The Atlantic: A Muscular Empathy.
The Guardian: Rhys Morgan: ‘They are trying to silence me’.
Respectful Insolence: Dr. Burzynski and the cult of personality of the “brave maverick cancer doctor”.
Geology Picture Meme
Georneys: Monday Geology Picture: A Gorgeous Cape Town Inselberg, Tuesday Geology Picture: A Gneiss Double Arch Bridge in Valle Verzasca , Thursday Geology Picture: Sandstone Statues in the Petra Siq, and Friday Geology Picture: Red, Red Las Vegas Rocks.
Tuff Guy: Monday Geology Picture: Tilted ripples in the Pyrenees, Tuesday’s Geology Photo: Ngauruhoe, Wednesday Geophoto: Greek Fault, Thursday Geophoto: Isle of Skye, and Friday Geophoto: Iguazú Falls.
Geotripper: Geo-Picture-a-Day Week: Houses Made of (Former) Stone, and a Dog, Geo-Picture-a Day-Week: Grand Canyon National Park, Geo-picture a Day Week – Zion National Park, and Geo-Picture a Day Week: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.
Earth-Like Planet: A Growing Collection of Geology Field Photos.
Volcanoclast: Geo-picture a Day? Count me in.
Clastic Detritus: Wrap-up of the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting.
Dot Physics: Cannonballs: Size Matters.
Scientific American: How to Act Like a Psychopath without Really Trying [Excerpt].
Atomic-o-licious: The Science of Shoes (or the Lack There of).
Research at a Snail’s Pace: Thurs-Demo: The One with Frickin’ Laser Beams.
Scholarly Kitchen: Short, Silent, and Stunning — Comparing Earthquakes By Energy Release.
Skulls in the Stars: Mireya Mayor’s “Pink Boots and a Machete”.
Laelaps: The Squid and the Ape.
Not Necessarily Geology: Not Necessarily Geology Mountain Bike Guide: Part I.
Double X Science: Real science vs. fake science: How can you tell them apart?
Bloomburg Businessweek: Correlation or Causation?
The Chicago Tribune: Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine.
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory: Filling the Seismic Gap?
Earth-Literally: Underground Truth: Too crazy to be true?
Cross-Check: In Physics, Telling Cranks from Experts Ain’t Easy.
The Crux: Bursting the Bubble of Human Intelligence.
JFleck at Inkstain: Grand Canyon.
Hydraulically Inclined: A Few Good Reads (12/12/11): Raging Floods in Kenya.
National Geographic: Solar Storms Are “Sandblasting” the Moon, NASA Study Hints.
New Scientist: Do thoughts have a language of their own?
Puff the Mutant Dragon: Do vaccines contain toxic chemicals?
Technorati: Autism’s Big News: There’s A Manual!
The Loom: A Long Walk To Land.
Terra Sigillata: Ch-ch-ch-ch, Changes.
Observations: Poor Design Can Be Bad—for Your Health.
Respectful Insolence: Now I’ve seen it all: An anti-vaccine children’s book.
Earth Science Picture of the Day: The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy.
Geology Times: Early Earth may have been prone to deep freezes.
Krulwich Wonders: Scary Geology: Mountains In Motion.
Skepchick: Measles are Marvelous!
American Scientist: Two Journeys Through the Human Past.
Neurotic Physiology: Do you love Science? Well, that depends, do you like sleep?
Metageologist: Geospeedometry – how fast is metamorphism?
Context and Variation: Networking, Scholarship and Service: The Place of Science Blogging in Academia.
Mind Hacks: An unborn brain flowering connections.
Watching for Rocks: Journey To Walcott Quarry.
10,000 Birds: Why is the Robin’s Breast Red?
Gene Expression: The history and geography of genomes.
Research News: Study: Gian Super-Earths Made Of Diamond Are Possible.
Earthling Challenges: The Messinian Salinity Crisis (3/3) – Causes and lessons of a huge salt pan.
Scientific American: Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates.
Adventures in Ethics and Science: Things I cannot do.
Reallyoldplants: Just gorgeous.
The Musings of a Life-Long Scholar: Science is the ultimate game for adults.
A Blog Around the Clock: The New Meanings of How and Why in Biology?
The Business Rusch: How To Make Traditional Publishing Writer Friendly.
TalkToYoUniverse: Tightening your plot by layering.
The Editor’s Blog: Why I Would Decline an Edit.
Terrible Minds: 25 Fun Financial Fuck-Ups for Writers!
Ryan Macklin: Don’t Work Without a Contract.
Novelists Inc.: Dodging the Agent Bullet.
New Humanist: The Secrets of Pain by Phil Rickman (Corvus).
The Shatzkin Files: Paying authors more might be the best economics for publishers in the long run.
The Writing Bomb: 5 Reasons Why Indie Authors Are Succeeding.
The Tightrope: Twitter and the elevator pitch.
Courtney Milan: The best thing about self-publishing.
Dean Wesley Smith: The New World of Publishing: The Big Hurry.
Let’s Get Digital: How Much Do You Want To Get Paid Tomorrow?
Slashdot: Neal Stephenson Responds With Wit and Humor.
Nieman Journalism Lab: From Nieman Reports: In digital publishing, content drives length, not the other way around.
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management: Know when to walk away, know when to run…
Nieman Storyboard: When journalists become authors: a few cautionary tips.
Highly Allochthonous: Struggle and Serendipity (or: Yay! I’m in Open Lab!).
Boing Boing: The diagnosis.
The Morning News: Now That Books Mean Nothing.
Scripting News: Another example of tech sexism.
The SAFER Blog: Disgusting UVM Fraternity Questionnaire Sparks Outrage.
Skepchick: Sacrificing Privilege.
Almost Diamonds: Gender Transitioning and Gender Stereotypes.
The Digital Cuttlefish: …So He Cut Off Her Fingers.
Atheism and Religion
The Village Voice: Scientology Cruise Ship as Hellhole: The Ramana Dienes-Browning Story.
WWJTD: “You Give Activism a Bad Name”.
Black Skeptics: The New York Times: Unbelievable!
Almost Diamonds: With Faith, Nothing Is Impermissible.
A Voice of Reason in an Unreasonable World: I Got Your “Tolerance” Right Here…
Rock Beyond Belief: Another foxhole atheist given “No-Rel-Pref” against her will.
Lousy Canuck: Fasting Away To Nothing for an Imaginary Deity.
Greta Christina’s Blog: “(X) Is Just Like A Religion” — No, It’s Not.
This Week in Christian Nationalism: Southern Baptists Admit That They Oppose Religious Equality In The Military.
The Biology Files: Kathleen Sebelius should have attended my middle school.
Lousy Canuck: America’s Softest-on-Rape Sheriff.
Blag Hag: Well, that’s awkward.
Paul Krugman: Depression and Democracy.
Political Animal: When Fox News tries to make a chart.
Mike the Mad Biologist: Do Those Who Oppose OTC Plan B for Teens Remember Being a Teenager?, (Some) People Have Always Sucked, We Must Choose to Ignore Them and Rick Santorum’s Murderous Arrogance: The Healthcare Edition.
***Dave Does the Blog: I’m willing to be culturally impolite in the name of freedom and The Poor You Will Always Have With You.
The New England Journal of Medicine: The Politics of Emergency Contraception.
Slate: A Gestational Issue.
Society and Culture
Outside: Say Hello to My Little Friend.
Nnedi’s Wahala Zone Blog: Lovecraft’s racism & The World Fantasy Award statuette, with comments from China Miéville.
The Digital Cuttlefish: What, No Second Date?
The Inverse Square Blog: Man, I Wish I’d Written Something This Nasty.
The Crommunist Manifesto: Politically INcorrect? As though that was a good thing…
The Boston Globe: Led by the child who simply knew.
Wil Wheaton dot Tumblr: Uhura.