The Perils of Digital Dialogue


(Blogging Graduate Student) #21

It’s never crossed my mind. What would the benefits of registering DOIs be?


(S. Joshua Swamidass) #22

Read the original article:

It enables us to cite your work in academic publications, and give you due credit for your work. It also guarantees your work will be around if your blog site is shut down sometime. In your case there is an additional advantage. Right now you are anonymous, but maybe one day you want to unmask yourself. You can then add your ORCID id and name to all your registered DOI’s retroactively, and add it to your CV as public engagement work. DOI’s are a way to give people a way to treat your digital work as legitimate academic output if it is high quality enough.


(Blogging Graduate Student) #23

Hmm, I’ll bear it in mind, but to be honest I don’t see anything I’ve published so far as being worth citing in an academic publication, and I can’t really see myself ever wanting to connect this work inparticular with my professional life.
If I do decide to blog explicitly as professional outreach I’ll probably start a new blog with less explicit mentions of creationism/ID. Then I would consider making it all official. As it stands, I don’t think extensive engagement with creationism/ID would be viewed favourably in academic applications. I imagine it would be viewed as a waste or time or worse, giving unnecessary attention to irrelevant pseudoscience. Maybe it’s a cultural difference, but in Europe I think we’re more inclined to ignore creationism/ID rather than engage with it, since it’s not as pervasive an idea over here.


(S. Joshua Swamidass) #24

Same here. The two of us are clear outliers.

Some might want to cite it to quote Nathaniel Jeanson by way of you, or give you credit for a point you make. This isn’t journal level engagement, but there are helpful things you are putting out there.


(S. Joshua Swamidass) split this topic #25

4 posts were split to a new topic: The Opportunities of Digital Dialogue


(S. Joshua Swamidass) #31

I wonder if you still agree think this now. There is quite a bit I wish had been available to cite for our review.


(Blogging Graduate Student) #32

I’d still want to remain anonymous, but if you think it really is citable I’ll look into making a start on it.