This is a living (and thus constantly changing) list of links that might be of interest to people reading this site. As it grows, I will try to keep them organized, but given my success with organizing the mammals living in and around my home, I make no promises.
- www.DanielPearl.org. Sporula.com is dedicated to the memory of Danny Pearl. The times that we hung out with our Alpha Delt buddies and that I got to visit his family are
among my few college memories of unalloyed happiness. He was the one person besides my brothers that I loved playing violin with. His death was, in part, my inspiration to move back to a writing career.
I hope his family and child will always feel how loved he was and is.
- Susie Bright's Blog. I generally work with bioethics issues surrounding the beginning (sex) rather than the end (death)
of life. I find it a relief that some people write about sex as more than a biological or social phenomenon, and Susie Bright's work some of the most entertaining work of the lot.If you're offended by adult material,I'd avoid the site, and if you're reading in a place where you can't be discreet, I'd wait till later :)
- www.Bioethics.net. This is one of those places where I'm going to have to separate the sin and the sinner, as it were. The site is the best place on the web to keep up with even small bioethical issues that come up around the world. The editorial staff and writers are intelligent, the work is thought-provoking, and AJOB (the related bioethics magazine) is interesting. I'll leave you with a thought: that neither intelligence nor stupidity nor sophisticated thinking on ethics guarantee ethical behavior.
- Philosophy of Biology. A grade-A blog for phil science, run by some of the great minds in philosophy of biology (I mention here in particular Jonathan Kaplan, but most of the writing on the site is exceptional).
- The Pharyngula blog. Someone else who obviously just LOVES biology-brilliant!
- The American Medical Association statements on Ethics. Another site I mention with reluctance. People are always arguing about what the AMA does or doesn't say about a given ethical dilemma: here's where you can actually find out what they do say. However, keep in mind that the AMA's statements do not represent the views of all (or in some cases most) physicians; keep in mind further that ethics statements from the AMA do not represent legal requirements in the practice of medicine (legalities involve law, and despite the beliefs of some of the members, the AMA is not a law unto itself).
- The unofficial Stephen Jay Gould website. There are plans for the building of an official website; until it's built, this is a nice collection of articles (and other info) from a student who's obviously as big a fan as I am.
- Biology Online. This site is completely random. There's lots of information on some topics and absolutely none on others. It also has a great biology dictionary that doesn't seem to be in alphabetical order. In other words, great site for the biological putterer.
- My webmaster's website. If you're looking for someone who knows about J2EE and Oracle ADF, he's your man.
- My graphic designer's website. The sporula.com logo is courtesy of David Seaver (he had to work with my wacked-out color ideas, so give him a big hand). Check out some of his intelligent-art-to-wear designs through this link.
If you've got any links you think might be appropriate for this site, please drop me an email.
I'm always happy to hear from people -