Medic! I’m hit!!! (by the Thinking Blogger award)
Over in my right-hand “Nav” column there’s a category called “Daily Favorites”. These are blogs I read every day and which often leave me thinking about stuff, or just surprise and delight me in various ways. The list changes as my reading habits change. Recently I’ve been thinking about adding two new blogs to the list: John at Evolving Thoughts and Paul at Cafe Philos.
John is an Australian biology professor, and Paul collaborates with Anne up in the Rocky Mountains, though I could not tell from his profile what he does to pay the rent. Not that it matters: a one-sentence description is a little bit like summing the Earth as “a planet of mass 5.97 × 1024 Kg orbiting a yellow star at 150m Km”. What does matter is the content and that is what had me thinking about pasting the two URL’s into my template.
Then the other day Paul tagged me with the “Thinking Blogger” award, wherein I’m supposed to tag five other people who are thinking bloggers. I was (as he says) “surprised and honored” (he said some embarrassingly nice things about me) but the problem is almost everybody on my blogroll has already been tagged by that one. Paul himself has been tagged three times.
But meme contagion is interesting to think about as epidemiology. What determines the rate of propogation? At what point does the tag selection process begin to encounter a frustratingly dense field of already-selected sites? (where the recipient has the ‘immunity’ of previously being selected) I think this meme could be nearing that point.
Thanks, Paul! :red: And while the meme rules probably disallow tag-backs, back at you!