Have you seen the new ASP website? It's quite spiffy. I actually contributed some photos to the site ... can you spot them?
The annual Monkey Day is fast approaching. Celebrated annually on December 14th, Monkey Day not only celebrates the simian that lend its name to the festival, it also celebrates anything primate (prosimians, monkeys and apes). Over at Serious Monkey Business, Ashlee is starting a Monkey Day Blog Carnival. If you are interested in contributing to the carnival, please contact her.
A friend of mine started a new blog, The Primate Chronicles. Kayley is a graduate student at University of Calgary and does her fieldwork in Belize. Check it out.
Call for submissions: The next edition of Four Stone Hearth will be hosted by Archive Fire on December 8th. If you have wrote or saw interesting Anthropology posts around the web, please send it to ambientdisorder at gmail dot com. Afarensis, current host of the blog carnival, needs hosts for future editions. If you are interested, please email Afarensis, afarensis1 at sbcglobal dot net.
All over the blogosphere and Twitter-land, Anthropological primates are choosing sides. Are you "Team Jacob" or "Team Edward"? Errr .... I mean, are you "for" or "against" removing the word "science" from American Anthropological Association (AAA)'s mission statement. The controversy with removing the word "science" from mission statement even reached CNN. Some of the interesting blog posts on this subject matter includes:
- Why anthropology is ‘true’ even if it is not ‘science’ and Ethnography as a solution to #AAAfail by Savage Minds.
- Anthropology, Science, and Public Understanding by Neuroanthropology.
- What is a generous interpretation of the AAA mission statement change? by Context and Variation.
- Removing science from anthropology: Parallels with medicine by Respectful Insolence.
- No Science, Please. We're Anthropologists by Psychology Today.
- American Anthropological Association's Long-Range Plan, a rebuttal to the brouhaha.
What's your stand? I don't really have a strong reaction to this, probably because I am not an AAA member. I understand the initial shock of disbelieve or just a general WTF to the decision. But seriously, are they just fishing for publicity? Those damn non-science Anthropologist!
Last but not least, to my Jewish readers, Happy Hanukkah. Chag Sameach!