2 Comments »Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2008 at 11:36 am by Jacob Aron
In About Just A Theory

Just A Theory has now been running for one whole month, so I thought I’d take some time to reflect on how well it is going. I’m happy that I’ve so far managed to post every single day, leading to a total of over 13,000 words published so far! I’m not going to pretend that everything I’ve written has been absolutely amazing, but I’m quite pleased with a few of my posts – these three on combating climate change, Prince Charles’ GM food bashing, and my review of The Genius of Charles Darwin in particular.

I’d be interested to know what my readers think. I know at the moment it is mostly friends and family (along with random Google searchers) checking out the site, so what do you guys think so far? I think my posts break down for the most part into three types: talking about science in the news (“This new thing has been discovered, isn’t it neat?”), talking about others talking about science (“Check this out, they’re getting it wrong/right”), and talking about science in general (such as the two posts on Euler’s equation this week). Which type of post do you prefer?

To encourage people to comment I’ve made it a bit easier by sticking a link to the form at the bottom of every post, in nice, big, friendly letters. Now you don’t have to scroll back up to the top of the post to make yourself heard! So, let me know what you think I’m doing well, and what I could do better.


  1. 2 Comments

  2. I stumbled upon this site and have checked back every day. So far it’s been an entertaining mix, keep up the good work.

    I enjoyed your section on Euler’s equation, it’s been a while since I’ve formally studied anything, and to recall the simplicity and elegance of what those symbols stands for took me back.

    By 42_is_the_Answer on Wednesday 27 August, 2008 at 2:17 pm

  3. All kinds of posts welcome, keep up the variety. The Prince Charles bashing was very entertaining but remember, ordinary mortals have real fears about GM – I’d like to see a post that addresses those fears with respect – I mean if someone is afraid, they aren’t going to stop being afraid if you just poke fun at them. People have real fears about mixing genes across species – fish with tomatoes. Do scientists really know where this wil lead. The fear is the gene can’t go back in the bottle. Can you address that fear that some quite nice, poor, modest people have? That would be a piece of innovative science writing!

    By Pam Johnson on Friday 29 August, 2008 at 8:04 am

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