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    Yep

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/blogs/blunt-instrument/why-are-we-subsidising-ignorance-stupidity-and-hatred-20111214-1ov5x.html

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    Sound Familiar?

    Here’s Edward Said, author of ‘Orientalism’, in 1980. Over 30 years ago, and over 20 years before September 11, 2001: So far as the United States seems to be concerned, it is only a slight overstatement to say that Muslims and Arabs are essentially seen as either oil suppliers or…

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    Me in a few numbers

    Google Scholar now allows the creation of a citation profile for academics. Here’s mine: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=V9_-AtoAAAAJ&hl=en Citation is when someone else quotes one of my papers in one of their papers. As you can see, Google Scholar can find 65 papers I’ve published throughout my career, and all together those have…

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    Back In Touch With The World

    I’d been feeling a bit odd for a while. It was worst when riding my bike, when I was constantly frowning a bit with my forehead. But the rest of the time as well, I just felt kind of disconnected from the world. I could see well – very clearly…

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    Love stories like this

    I still have Jared Diamond’s ‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ on the bedside table, and am making my way through it between novels. This is a great little story of the ‘everything is connected in unexpected ways’ variety: http://blogs.nature.com/eva/2011/07/13/make-history-not-vitamin-c

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    And One More Path

    Just sent off an application for a science education position at Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus… which doesn’t decrease the overall suspense! A number of valued former colleagues from UQ work there, and I think it would be a very enjoyable and productive working environment for me. Won’t say too…