descent of gould
December 30, 2008 1:40 AM Subscribe
Science reading for the informed layperson.
posted by nihlton to Science & Nature (23 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
Ive been reading a bit of Gould and have really enjoyed how he dealt with complex discoveries at the cusp of scientific research - making it accessible without watering it down while also leaving in the minute details that make it fascinating. The fact that it was written in the 80's however means that its a bit out of date. I actually enjoyed finishing his essays, then spending an hour or so catching up on the latest - so I'll continue to read his stuff, but i was wondering if there was something on par that is being written currently -
something with his wit and charm would be lovely, but more importantly, up to date.
I have a couple science blogs book marked, but they are unfortunately largely devoted to hating fundementalist christians and their efforts. I am a member of that choir - don't get me wrong - but id like a little more meat you know?
can you recommend some blogs, or books/authors which would fit my needs?