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Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Blog Meme

I've never tried starting a blog meme before, but here goes....

A science book lovers' meme:

Imagine: YOU are asked to assign a half-dozen-or-so books as required reading for ALL science majors at a college as part of their 4-year degree; NOT technical or text books, but other works, old or new, touching upon the nature of science, philosophy, thought, or methodology in a way that a practicing scientist might gain from.
Post your list, and forward the meme to a half-dozen-or-so other science-oriented bloggers of your choosing.

I'll start the ball rolling with this sundry list (in no particular order):

1. Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter
2. How Mathematicians Think by William Byers
3. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard Feynman
4. The Night Is Large by Martin Gardner
5. Skeptics and True Believers by Chet Raymo
6. Paradigms Lost by John L. Casti

And I'm tagging these blogs:

Living the Scientific Life
Clancy On Science and Nature
Uncertain Principles
Greg Laden's Blog
Bootstrap Analysis
Oh For the Love of Science

'Commenters' can send in your own mini-lists if you wish...


1 comment:

Christie Lynn said...

Ooo, this sounds like a fun meme! I'm glad I got tagged by Allie... cool blog, by the way!