December 1, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 21)
Strong Points: Great reading, well done
Weak Points: Poor name choice
The title of this site is somewhat unfortunate. The scientist in me read the title as one of those scientific titillation sites, where weird goings on that “defied scientific understanding” held court. That fortunately, could not be further from the truth. The subtitle of the site, “The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology,” gives a hint to the true territory covered. In reality, the beat of Strange Science is not so strange, after all, but rather an accounting of how scientific knowledge taken for granted today came to be. As noted in Strange Science, Einstein overturned a good deal of Newtonian physics, but without Newton, there never would have been Einstein. Instead of being a frivolous bunch of puff with little interest to the average Joe or Jane Scientist, Strange Science is almost a must read for anyone who wants to truly understand scientific insight. A superbly done site with a great perspective of history.