If you have ever wondered what gets people chatting on the Sciencebase Blog and why the site has now almost reached the 5000 passed the 3000 newsfeed subscriber point, then you might like to check out this selection of recent posts that, according to a neat little WordPress plugin are the posts with the most comments. Actually Alex King’s Popularity Contest can do the same thing.
It makes for interesting reading, not least because it reveals just how diverse the posts are that catch your interest. You can see a selection of the top-commented posts compiled in January 2008 below.
- How Does Salt Affect the Boiling Point of Water
- Why Does Evolution Take So Long
- Two Slits Are Better Than One
- Intelligent Dawkins Debate
- Obesity News Epidemic
- Why is There Benzene in Soda?
- When Blogging Gets You Fired
- Attractive Health Measures or Magnetic Manure
- Science Fair Projects – Egg in a Bottle
- Newton’s Laws Explained With Lego
Some posts obviously pique the curiosity of school students working on science assignments, others reach out to those interested in new avenues of research in medicine, and yet others touch the raw nerves often exposed in the evolution-creation debate. Some, like the Lego and the mp3 player items simply entertain and provide a little education at the same time.
I may make this a regular feature, so watch out for an update soon and
don’t forget to click the titles that catch your eye most and leave your own comments to help keep the debate rolling along.