Field of Science

Big Shout-Outs to my Homies

Last week, my blog was linked to by a couple of others, and it seems to me that the least I could do would be to return the favour.

First off, John Wilkins at Evolving Thoughts. John writes on scientific philosophy (or philosophy of science, whichever it is). I'd especially like to highlight his recent series of posts on the early chapters of Genesis, of which this is the most recent entry.

Second was Coturnix's A Blog Around the Clock. Coturnix's specialty is biological rhythms, but he blogs on other subjects as well.

I don't spend a great deal of time scanning other websites, I'm afraid. Time is a frustrating thing - there never seems to be enough of it. Mein Herr's explanation in Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno of how the people of his home country save up time from when they don't need it to be re-used later when they did never fails to fill me with envy. Of course, I'm not entirely sure when I'd take the excess time from, though - when I'm sleeping, perhaps. I'm sure a lot more would get done if I could just dispense with sleeping.

That said, I'd like to mention a couple of sites. Darren Naish's Tetrapod Zoology is one of the best, and was actually the inspiration for my starting this blog (I found his accounts endlessly fascinating, but was slightly frustrated by his self-imposed restriction to tetrapods when there are so many amazing inverts, fungi, bacteria, what-have-you out there). Darren's enhusiasm for his subjects is infectious, and his frequent distractions, tangents and subject-changes express just why we all love this complicated, never-ending subject.

It's not science, but I was somewhat saddened recently by the completion of David Plotz's Blogging the Bible. I was always entertained by David's sometimes bemused, sometimes confused but always respectful commentary on the Big Book. Especially Job, which was one that always confused me too.

Back at Scienceblogs, I've always been impressed the few times I've taken a look at Jason Rosenhouse's EvolutionBlog. Jason never fails to look at his subject in detail, and seemingly with endless patience. Creationism is probably not a topic I'm likely to cover here at the Catalogue (except that I wouldn't mind writing on the supposed creationism of influential figures such as Linnaeus and Owen) - there's other topics I'd rather cover, and there are people such as Jason to cover that topic far better than I ever could, for which I thank them.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words - didn't realise I was inspirational. I must add you to my blogroll. All the best.


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