Science Blogs is a semi-professional network of people blogging about science. Most of them are in the university system as graduates or academics, but there is the odd journalist having their say. There are more than 50 blogs updated fairly regularly, and the network itself has been up for a year.
This is part 2 of a continuing series of reviews. (read part 1 here)
Sometimes we can look out on the world with a lazy eye. It can all seem so ordinary and flat, and we forget the pure wonder of delight that we had as youngsters; that enchantment and broad grin. One person who hasn't forgot is Karmen, "a philosopher, freelance writer, and mother, living at the foot of the Rockies, in Arvada, Colorado." She is also "a full-time student, seeking a double major in philosophy and ecology/evolutionary biology, and a part-time website and graphic design artist." A busy life, no? She also finds time to author the blog Chaotic Utopia, a wondrous little gift to the world. This blog could almost double as an art magazine; there are fractals galore, nature shots of the beach and sea, strange mozaics. As for the actual mechanics of Chaotic Utopia, they work quite well. The sidebar is simple and functional; profile, recent posts, recent comments, archives, blogroll, plus a few other choice links (though I couldn't find a tag list). Posting is generally once every two days, but that's fine; a lot of love and care goes into each article; there's nothing of the throwaway about this site. So after all the poetry and complexity I've just described, what is this blog about? Don't know. Is it science? not sure. Do you like it? yes. Are you a yes man? no. Have a visit, then show me the enchantment in your eyes. A gem.