Welcome everyone. This is my new blog on science, technology and history.
“Science and history? Errr… that’s a bit of an odd mix. Care to explain?” Of course! I did an MA in the history and philosophy of science and medicine, so bringing together those two otherwise separate interests. It was a wonderful degree course and I enjoyed it immensely. I could run one blog on history, and another on science, but there are only so many hours in the day and you’d be surprised at the size of the grey area between them where some topics are concerned.
Most of the entries will be commenting on various articles found in both the mainstream media and in the more “popular” scientific publications and websites. In many cases I will no doubt reveal an embarrassing level of ignorance. Feel free to jump in and correct me, or explain something I’ve left open, or otherwise comment – as long as you are polite and respectful towards lesser minds like mine!