Half-baked thoughts

Welcome to Ars Coquinaria Bioethique, the home of the half-baked thought.  This blog was set up by students of the Bioethics Centre at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.  As students it’s easy to feel intimidated by “proper” academic blogs because you might not feel like your ideas are as good as the “real” academics. Here, you can feel free to send us work in its most infant stage (see the text box, top left of page, for contact details). The purpose of the blog is not to criticise but simply to generate constructive conversation around bioethical issues – and to get those new to blogging to dip their toes in.  This blog should be a fun and interesting break away from your study, and it should also serve as a place to cultivate new ideas for you to use in your work.  So don’t be shy! We would love to hear from you budding bioethicists.

-Stacey Broom


4 thoughts on “Half-baked thoughts

  1. Fantastic idea, Stacey! I had my own blog a while back, but I ended up deleting it for various reasons. Most of all, I found that as the sole author of that blog, the pressure to post frequently became quite overwhelming. I started with so much momentum, but then several months would pass between posts, and I felt really insecure about it. I think that this blog will be a great platform for those of us who are keen to post something occasionally, but don’t want the added pressure to maintain regular posting. I’m really excited about contributing to this blog 🙂

  2. Great work you guys! How do you feel about staff people just putting up half-baked “it occurred to me in the bus on the way to work” type thoughts – we don’t want to swamp students!

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