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Mar 01, 2009 (Vol. 29, No. 5)

Scientist, Interrupted

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Somebody recently told me that blogs have to be controversial and/or that they have to stir things up or they’re not a blog. I argued that that wasn’t the case and that many blogs are nothing more than fun reading, often with a newsy bent. A great case in point of my perspective is Scientist, Interrupted, a product of “GrrlScientist,” who describes herself as an ornithologist, an evolutionary biologist, and a freelance science/nature writer. Her columns, covering topics such as the discovery of a new bird species, diagnosing bipolar disorder from a blood sample, and women/science/writing span a very large territory and do so without stirring anyone up. In a world with too many angry shouting voices, blogs that educate instead of provoking are important additions to our culture.
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