Saturday, January 21, 2006

Scienceblogs!

Seed magazine--which you probably have never heard of, but should have a look at now that I've let you in on it--has launched a whole slew of science blogs.

Seed looks to be an outgrowth of the whole "Third Culture" movement (which you can check out at The Edge).

So far, the magazine has tried a bit too hard to be hip, and has been a bit too chummy and cogratulatory with the scientists the Edge folk have always been happy with (Stephen Pinker, for instance), and a bit too self-congratulatory it taking up its enlightened social position.

But the blogs may lead to something a bit more open, and quite a bit better, more later.