Short Attention Span

Short Attention Span

I write this entry on December 2, 2013 and work on the first iteration of the site is almost done.

The purpose of the Society Blog?

I see it has having three components.

1) Announcements related to the Society

2) Links to current issues of interest.  

I like the 'Skepchick Quickies' concept and I hope to incorporate a similar concept in this blog,called Points of Interest.

3) Short essays and editorials.  

There are extensive analysis of issues related to Science-Based Medicine at the SBM website and there is no need to reproduce that functionality.

In High School my children had to learn the 5 paragraph essay and I have become enamored of the concept for my ID blog on Medscape.  In that blog I like to make a single point about a topic rather than a definitive discussion, although it usually requires 7 paragraphs to accomplish.  

We intend to provide the Seven Paragraph Essay (SPE) on a regular basis,  one concept/idea with references. If members  of the Society would like to offer an essay for consideration (no guarantees of publication) as a guest contributor, send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

7 +/- 2 Paragraphs of Idle Thoughts