TierneyLab, the science blog of the professional journalist John Tierney was launched one week at January 15 hosted by The New York Times website with this intro: “I’m hoping to follow the scientific method: experiment to see what works and what doesn’t. I want to give you a chance not just to discuss science but to participate in it. I’ll be guided by what’s in the news, what’s intriguing, what’s fun.” From the about section: “John Tierney always wanted to be a scientist but went into journalism because its peer-review process was a great deal easier to sneak through.” The 2 founding principles behind are tricky enough: 1. Just because an idea appeals to a lot of people doesn’t mean it’s wrong. 2. But that’s a good working theory. Self-reference is a compelling logical principle, so I suggest to apply these 2 principles to TierneyLab too: 1. Just because a blog belongs to The New York Times doesn’t mean it’s bad. 2. But that’s a good working theory. 🙂 Anyhow, I am curious about the output of an experiment based on the mix of popular science and high end journalism in the medium of blogs.