On Tuesday I announced that at the NSF "Science: Becoming the Messenger" workshop at George Washington, I would be pitting my two breakout groups against each other to see which one produced the more popular and widely read blog post, right here at the Intersection. Well, it all went according to plan. In each case, the group was able to produce a blog post in the space of about 45 minutes, based on one scientist's research or one communicator's message--and here they are:
Alice Popejoy argues that the growing problem of genetic discrimination casts a new and very different light on the healthcare reform debate.
And Laurel Bacque introduces us to a research project that has taken scientists to the South Pole to measure and detect neutrinos that have traveled here from, perhaps, exploding stars or even the early moments of the universe.
Which one is a better post, drawing more traffic, comment, Diggs, Stumbles, etc? Post your comments here in order to vote--or, go to either post and interact with it. Any evidence you leave behind of a response increases its chance of winning... The winner will be selected by the end of the day. UPDATE: Since I've just learned that Google Analytics gives a precise reading of how much traffic each post on this blog gets, and where that is coming from (didn't know this before), that's a key metric I'm going to use. And I'm going to wait til tomorrow am for all the data to be available--because Google Analytics generally takes a while to upload the past day's stats. So, the competition continues...