An overly positive contribution — A review of How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now: The History and Power of Great Ideas by Steven Johnson I have mixed feelings about this book. I am a big fan of Steven Johnson, and my familiarity of his work might be why I didn’t love this book. In How We Got to Now Johnson explores the scaffolding ofContinue reading “An overly positive contribution — A review of How We Got to Now”

Big Idea: Financing Space Exploration

I was up late last night and began to consider the problem of funding for scientific research. After learning about disruption theory last year I often look around and think about possibilities of disruption. Big science is ripe for it. Because of my lifelong love of the mysteries of the cosmos I am particularly interestedContinue reading “Big Idea: Financing Space Exploration”

Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction. Ray Bradbury