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Terry McGlynn
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tropical biologist, blogger, entomologist, science teacher, public schools advocate and user of public transit
tropical biologist, blogger, entomologist, science teacher, public schools advocate and user of public transit

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The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America “To teach, we must believe in the potential of each person in the room.” The founders of the field of cryptanalysis, William and Elizabeth Friedman, had a cipher on their tombstone. Which was just solved.…

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I recently had an exchange with a colleague, who had just written a review at my request. They hadn’t written many reviews before, and asked me something like, “Was this a good review?” I said it was a great review, and explained what was great about it.…

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My academic societies support the March for Science. So do I. I’m familiar with the arguments for and against the March, from major newspapers and social media. If you’re not familiar, don’t worry, I won’t rehash them for you. I think it’s possible for…

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This is an uber-rich set of readings this week.

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I’ve been getting more requests for advice about setting up a blog — usually to elevate awareness about one or two particular issues. Now that I’m more than four years into this game, I’ll no longer call myself a neophyte. Regardless, I have no shortage…

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Building a network as an introvert, by @IHStreet

Hello. I’m Ian, a shy introvert. And those two things are distinct. Through a lot of trial and error, I’ve worked out a way to network and build social capital that works for me even though connecting to people is not exactly natural to me, as I know it…

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As scientists, we live for those lightbulb moments. I imagine we’re more likely to have these moments if we know more natural history, which lets us piece together fundamental facts about our natural world in a new way. The gents who figured out natural…

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I'm all up for cutting calculus requirements and adding coursework to increase statistical and data literacy.

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One hundred baby! Woo hoo!

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The way I hear liberal arts colleges talk about the liberal arts sometimes, it's as if other kinds of institutions aren't in the liberal arts business. That's either self-delusional or intentional obfuscation for the purposes of marketing. It just doesn't…
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