A Discussion About Recent Scientific Advances And Science News Minus The Technical Jargon (Whenever Possible)
Monday, October 1, 2007
First... Blog Post... Ever
OK. I'm new to this game, so I'll start small. My goals are simple. I just want to talk about my opinions on various scientific/societal issues that may catch my fancy. As a graduate student I do a pretty hefty amount of reading, and I'm always trying to think of how best to pass this information to the general public in a not-dumbed-down but easy to understand way. Hopefully I can use this as a forum for trying out various styles and techniques for disseminating these all too important and sometimes hard to comprehend issues. And if anybody reads it they can let me know if I'm supplying anything useful. If so, maybe it will evolve into something interesting. If not, I'll kill it, and finish my PhD. Wish me luck!
A drunkard's walk refers to the mathematical expression of successive steps, where each step can diffuse in any random direction. That pretty much sums up this blog. I'll write about nearly anything as long as it has to do with science, and I'm still waiting to see where this will end up.
I am a graduate fellow studying biology. I'm interested in science and culture, science policy, the public's attitude towards it, skepticism, empiricism, and logic. Still trying to work out what this blog will actually be about, but right now it's just random items that I find interesting, with a focus on translating scientific advances, explaining life as a scientist for the non-scientist, and promoting logical thinking.