Science, policy, and politics

Wecome to my nascent little corner of the science blogosphere.

I know what you’re thinking: this is precisely the right time in history for a science blog. Where else can I possibly go online to find news content on matters of scientific import? Yes, yes—try to contain your exuberance.

For a long time now, I’ve held dual interests in science and politics. Science, because I spent ten (long) years getting heavily-degreed as a molecular biologist. Politics because, well—as a self-confessed nerd, I just find politics to be so incredibly interesting. (It’s my substitute for sports, I suppose.)

Of course, the political process is incredibly important, and so while it can be pretty dismaying at times it’s worth paying close attention to. For a scientist doubly so, since science routinely finds itself embroiled in politics. In broad strokes, that’s where where I see this blog headed: as a place where I get to poke and prod at the tangled web of science, policy, and (mostly American) politics.

There’s an amazing selection of well-written, insightful, and entertaining venues covering science across the web. So my experiment in miniature may turn out to be just an exercise in self-indulgence. Well then, so be it: indulge I shall!

– Travis J. Bernardo, Ph.D.

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