Good Blogs (2015-04-07)
Finding a blog (or a book, for that matter) worthy of one’s attention is like looking for a needle in a haystack. And the haystack is inevitably much bigger when it comes to blogs. A good method is to follow up on connections and recommendations—and to look for associations with already known to be worthwhile websites. Here are some personal examples.
I’m interested in contemporary poetry, and I know I poet, Michael
Dennis, who runs a blog reviewing and presenting samples of recent quality
poetry books. Given how hard it is even to find contemporary poetry books to
browse, this is a site I find worth visiting frequently.
I’m interested in new science reporting from a reliable source. I’m not knowledgeable enough to understand—or understand the significance of—research papers in every field of science, found in journals in like Nature and Science. However, I am knowledgeable enough in scientific methodology to want good science reporting, preferably with references cited. Here is a site with links to numerous good science blogs. http://scienceblogs.com
Certain writers I’ve read and appreciated maintain a blog, and I’m
naturally interested in their activities, thoughts, and recommendations. One person,
who writes about and exposes ‘bad science’ is Ben Goldacre. I admire his smart,
hard-headed scientific critiques of stuff that too often passes for real scientific