Carnivalia

Hre’s the latest Carnivalia for you to enjoy
Carnival of Homeschooling, issue 148, which focuses on all aspects of homeschooling.

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About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Carnivalia

  1. CyberLizard says:

    I was quite excited when I saw this carnival. I thought, given where I had heard about it from, that there was finally a rational, science-friendly, secular homeschooling site. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Just a few days ago they posted about voting Yes for CA proposition 8.
    This kind of attitude from the large segment of christian homeschoolers makes it difficult on those of us who choose to educate our children at home in a secular, evidence-based environment.
    *sigh* The struggle against small-mindedness and theocracy continues.

  2. yes, cyber lizard, you are correct: the struggle against small-mindedness and theocracy continues. the fact that a piece of mine appears in that blog carnival does not mean i support the host’s theocratic small-mindedness, it means that i recognize there are several ways to effect change in this world. i, for one, do not believe in preaching to the choir (to use a theocratically-based turn of phrase). i do believe that one way to make change happen is from the inside out.

  3. wesele says:

    This kind of attitude from the large segment of christian homeschoolers makes it difficult on those of us who choose to educate our children at home…

  4. CyberLizard says:

    I certainly didn’t mean to imply that you supported such things. I was just expressing the flip-flop my emotions took. This issue has only recently become an issue in our homeschooling journey, so I’m a bit sensitive to it.
    I admire your attempts to work from “the inside out”. All too often my knee jerk “screw you” attitude interferes with my ability to deal with these issues.
    I thoroughly enjoy your posts and I thank you for putting yourself out there.
    And wesele, I agree, that sentence is horribly constructed and on its own doesn’t generate much confidence in my abilities to educate my children. It went through several revisions and I was having trouble expressing myself. My fingers (and my tongue, for that matter) often can’t keep up with my brain (or is it the other way around?)

  5. wesele says:

    I thoroughly enjoy your posts and I thank you for putting yourself out there.

  6. Bob O'H says:

    Aaagh! It’s attack of the SPAMMERS!
    Sorry, I’m mean to write “Good post, I agree with you”, aren’t I?

  7. CyberLizard says:

    I replied to a spam-bot! How humiliating 😦