Monday was Blogroll Amnesty Day. Blogroll Amnesty Day is a day where bloggers link to 5 other blogs with low traffic that they think deserve more attention. In theory, these blogs should have lower traffic than your own blog. I intended to post an entry on Monday but was too busy. However, this delay is fortuitous since I was recently linked to by Pharyngula, which has caused my traffic to jump. Thus, I have a much larger set of blogs I can plausibly include for my late Blogroll Amnesty Day if I look at the short-term traffic numbers.
I'm adding two criteria I've added to make my choices easier: I'm not including any blogs that are already on my blogroll or that I am following. That means that this entry will not include plugs for No. Rice. for You. which is a blog by a friend of mine about her time spent in China. Similarly, I will not put in a plug for Treehouses although Kurt's thoughts are often fascinating. Also, I will not be including any blogs that are primarily devoted to the author's daily activities. Thus for example, I will not plug The Chronicles of Harry even though Harry also has many entries on interesting mathematics.
So given these restrictions, here are the five I've chosen:
Prerogative of Harlots is a new blog by Chris Norris who runs the vertebrate collection at the Peabody Museum in New Haven. He only started blogging a few days ago and so far the results look fascinating.
Ted's blog on evolution and creationism is a good read. If you aren't getting enough of this already, then add this to your reading list.
Exploring Our Matrix is the blog of James McGrath who is a professor of religion at Butler University. The blog focuses on issues of Biblical exegesis, source criticism of Biblical texts, related topics and whatever comes to McGrath's mind today. He may well be the only person on the planet who still watches Lost.
Liquid Thinker is a blog about religion and politics with science and technology posts thrown in to keep you on your toes. The writer has a PhD in physics, but now works in software. This is reflected in the political and science coverage.
Life Before Death is by a biology student in Sweden discussing both biology and politics. I disagree with many of Felicia's opinions, but they are frequently worth reading.
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