Scientist and science communicator @DNLee5 declined an offer to blog for free from biology-online.org and got called a ‘whore’. @DNLee5 posted a thoughtful response on her Scientific American‘s blog ‘The Urban Scientist‘. A short time later, her response vanished…
I couldn’t access her link…
In the words of the wise woman Judge Judy…
I was born at night – 5:05pm to be precise – but it wasn’t LAST night. Unlike @sciam admin, I actually read a number of @sciamblogs. It may shock @sciam admin, but a number of your bloggers aren’t writing all about the wonders of “discovering science”. In a post titled ‘This is not a post about discovering science“, Kate Clancy lists the FIVE posts she’s written that aren’t sciency. Christie Wilcox also pointed to her own non-sciency stuff. Janet Stemwedel is also dubious of @sciam‘s position. These are
two three @sciam bloggers taking @sciam to task over their… shall we say… inconsistent policy.
Yes, it IS shocking. Here’s what it tells me….
I’m done with @sciam.
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