I hope I’m not boring everyone to tears with these Science Blog reviews. I’ll be the first to admit that science isn’t for everyone, but when it’s done well, it can offer a glimpse into the world of some of finest analytical minds alive, as well as revealing some of the wondrous beauties of nature’s kingdom. I’ll be forever indebted to the likes of Paul Davies, Matt Ridley, and Jared Diamond for showing us how well science can be portrayed. OK, enough chit-chat, onto the reviews –
Effect Measure: public health scientists. Their main work is on bird flu, although they are interested in all outbreaks. Here’s a striking post on pandemic planning. I’m glad these guys are watching out for us.
evolgen: PhD student. The blog name is a clever condensation of the terms evolution and genetics, and the author is indeed a bright spark. Absolutely fearless in his pursuits, he lines up here against Edward O Wilson, and here in defence of the Public Library of Science. Molecular Biology is a fascinating field, and the evolutionary process cannot really be studied at a lower level. Top notch.
EvolutionBlog: Assistant Professor of Mathematics writing about evolution. I think he’s out of his depth.
Evolving Thoughts: postdoc, taxonomy. Wanders a bit everywhere, needs more focus.
Examining Room: physician. Has an interesting collection of personal stories, all with a medical angle. Here’s a highly debated post on John Edwards (presidential candidate) regards his previous career as a personal injury lawyer.
We’re slowly getting there.