Seed Magazine On-line

The recently relaunched science magazine Seed has a new web-site. You can read their article on physics blogs, and it will be interesting to see what they do in coming months with the new site.

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9 Responses to Seed Magazine On-line

  1. MathPhys says:

    They couldn’t find a less seedy name for a science magazine?

  2. Plato says:

    I am sure it will blossum into something quite nice 🙂

  3. Pindare says:

    off-topic (but on-topic for the blog istself): apparently this year members of the french math society will get a supplement on physics, and 3 articles out of 8 are on ST:

  4. Ben Compson says:

    Seed has a reputation for not paying its writers–many of them had to wait many months to be paid in the first incarnation of Seed. I suspect it has scared some writers off and wonder if their content will suffer in this second incarnation.

  5. D R Lunsford says:

    May it fail as hard as it deserves (even OMNI was less credulous).


  6. J. Ellenberg says:

    I wrote for them, and I got paid.

  7. Nigel says:

    One of the most notorious physics blogs is Peter Woit’s Not Even Wrong—the first site this summer to discuss the gravity wave experiment. Although Woit has been critiquing string theory since 2000, he had difficulty finding an audience for his ideas: Journals rejected him, theorists attacked his credentials as an untenured mathematician, and a book he was writing on the subject was “too radicalâ€? for publishers. In 2004, he launched Not Even Wrong and engaged string theorists with pithy and scientifically rigorous posts. A young Harvard string theorist named Lubos Motl was one of the first to defend his intellectual territory on Woit’s and others’ blogs, often peppering his comments with invective, and eventually starting his own blog “as a balance against Peter Woit.â€? With traffic and links to his site expanding, Not Even Wrong carved out a unique space for Woit’s criticism that broke through previously impenetrable walls, and helped his ideas gain credibility. “People have told me that they have changed their career plans because of my criticisms,â€? Woit told us, adding, “They used to think I was crazy. Now I think they’re warming to me.â€? –

    What made Peter think Lubos Motl and other string theorists are ‘warming’? Getting overheated would be be more honest!

  8. Chris W. says:

    Let’s hope Seed doesn’t publish much more crap like this.

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