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NZ’s largest science blog network goes live

sciblogs adYou will notice a rash of new science blogs based in New Zealand. Maybe you have already.

This press release explains it all.

The Science Media Centre today launches a major new science communication effort with the arrival of Sciblogs, a network of science blogs covering everything from clinical health to climate change.

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NZ Evolution Survey

This from Scepticon (see Evolution Survey).

“Just a quick post to spread the word about a survey covering the public acceptance of evolution in New Zealand and the effect (if any) of religious/spiritual beliefs on the the extent to which evolution is accepted in the wider community. The survey can be found Here, and the results will be presented around November 2009.

The survey is being conducted by Drs Marc Wilson and Peter Ritchie of Victoria University in Wellington. I hope to secure an interview with the two Drs closer to the release of the data to get their views on the implication of the findings. In the mean time go participate in the survey, it will only take a few minutes and will be time well spent.”

I have just done the survey – its pretty thorough but doesn’t take long.

Definitely worth doing – and I certainly look forward to the results.

Thanks Scepticon

Go to New Zealand Evolution Survery

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Beyond the shouting

Poles apartBook Review: Poles Apart by Gareth Morgan and John McCrystal

RRP: NZ$39.99;
ISBN: 9781869790455
Published: May 15, 2009
Publisher: Random House New Zealand.

Can you trust the advice of an economist or financial adviser when it comes to the science of climate change? After all, we even suspect their advice on economic matters these days.

That might be a natural reaction to the new book “Poles Apart” by Gareth Morgan and John McCrystal. Gareth is a well-known New Zealand economist and investment portfolio manager. John McCrystal is a Wellington writer and researcher.

Surely they can’t offer anything useful on climate change? Well, strangely they can.

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