It’s Come to This: I’m Outsourcing Blogging to Australia

By Carl Zimmer | May 29, 2008 11:43 am

I have been meaning for some days now to point your attention to my new article in the June issue of Scientific American called, “What Is A Species?” The hard copy is worth tracking down because it’s got a lot of excellent illustrations and sidebars. SciAm has the full article online for subscribers, and I’ve posted the text over at

There’s so much I could say on the topic–pointing out how the recent news on polar bear extinction raises the question of how distinct polar bears are, for example–but I am scurrying in the shadow of a rising wave. (Attention people of Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle: please look at my book tour schedule!)

So let me direct your attention to a typically insightful blog post by John Wilkins about my article. John helped me enormously in understanding the nature of the species problem–especially its long tortured history.

After things settle down, I will take charge of my own blogging…

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  1. Scott Belyea

    Most interesting … thanks for posting the text. I’ll head to the library soon to see the sidebars and other items which you mentioned.

    Also, I enjoyed the references to the Algonquin Park wolves. These are the ones that I’ve heard dozens of times; seen tracks, scat, and other signs of fairly frequently; and been lucky enough to see perhaps a half dozen times.

  2. Thank you for calling the Science Blogs help line, mate. How can I be of Service, thank you very much?


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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