“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Monday, May 16, 2011

Got a Hankerin to Learn Some Biology? Check Out BIO 230!

(Is this scary creature the killer rabbit from Monty Python lurking in your backyard, or one of those mutant rabbits from Australia?)

Who says scientists have no funny bone? Professor Singleton’s Blog, BIO 230, dishes out science with a dose of humor. The blog includes weekly reviews of the show House analyzing the plausibility of the science. I’m particularly fond of the section entitled Topics Singleton Likes To Rant. I’m even considering a gift of a gold-leafed soap box for Christmas. One of my favorite postings from the archives is called Kill the Wabbitt. (The things that Bugs Bunny left imprinted upon our brains!) Ah that Dr. Singleton is a master of wit! If only he could use some of that creativity to improve his blog title… I’ve known Professor Singleton since the day mom brought me home and he asked if she couldn’t return me for a dog. He has serious potential for knee slappin' jokes. He's the inventor of the Yeasty Boys Brewing Company. He can do better than the boring academic BIO 230 title that does not begin to describe the contents of this terrific blog. One final rant, and this for the students; please, please, please don’t use Wikipedia as a cited resource! You have a myriad of rich quality scientific resources at your fingertips -- just ask a librarian!

(See my blog listing below to link to BIO 230.)

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