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The Sciences

Tons of News: My New Book; Research Help; Move to Science Progress

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneySeptember 9, 2011 12:15 AM

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It is time for an announcement. Well, two actually. Or maybe three. What can I say: I'm a liberal. I have an unfortunate and ill-advised tendency to data dump. So...for the past year, I’ve been working on a book that I’ve remained mum about, though you have definitely seen me blogging and doing articles on related themes (and publishing guest posts on them)--because one can hardly help oneself. And those of you that enjoyed my first book, The Republican War on Science, will be pretty interested, I think, in the new one. Especially as the campaign heats up. Now, the deadline is approaching, even as my travel threatens to pick up again--and I find that I could use some research assistance. In particular, I’m looking for someone willing to help me collect a set of easily available data together into a “study” format where these data can be analyzed—nothing very painful or intensive, but still a little laborious. (But oh, what we shall find! Uh, I think.) Preferably, this will be someone with statistics training or a social science background. But it doesn't have to be. Just someone organized would do. Aspiring helpful folks can email me or contact me on Twitter or Facebook. ...yeah. Second, and also kind of important: The blog known as "The Intersection” has been through many changes and iterations over its nearly 10 year existence. And now it is time for another. We’ve been showing sustained traffic highs here over the past several months, with the help of some great guest bloggers (Jon, Jamie, and occasional others). But Discover & I are nonetheless parting ways.

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“The Intersection” is instead relocating to become the central blog of Science Progress, the science policy website of the Center for American Progress. My intention is certainly to continue to have lots of guest bloggers over there, in addition to myself. So contact me if you want to get involved (links above). The move will take effect, if all goes swimmingly, on September 12/13. Old posts will remain here, and a permanent redirect update post will be put up. There is no URL yet for the new blog, so stand by on that. I will also continue my twice weekly climate science posts at DeSmogBlog. And hosting Point of Inquiry once every two weeks, on Monday. Okay, that's a lot....but I hope you will all continue to tune in for the new book and new blog!

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