Suzan Mazur’s The Altenberg 16: An Exposé of the Evolution Industry covered the attempt of dissident biologists and philosophers of science to find a way out of the Darwin echo chamber.
It was a most interesting book, revealing that lots of researchers are looking for a way out of the echo chamber. (One that doesn’t include just going profoundly deaf or senile, a hard sell for some reason. 😉 )
Now she has published The Origin of Life Circus, which the News desk will read and discuss over the next little while.
The Origin Of Life Circus: A How To Make Life Extravaganza investigates the politics of origin of life science and synthesizing of life. Suzan Mazur, whose coverage of science began decades ago at Hearst Magazines, takes you into the lab and in conversation with dozens of the world’s greatest thinkers on the subject of origin of life – among them: Jack Szostak, Freeman Dyson, Carl Woese, Dimitar Sasselov, Matthew Powner, James Simons, Harry Lonsdale, Stu Kauffman, Andrew Pohorille, Steve Benner, Dave Deamer, Nigel Goldenfeld, Pier Luigi Luisi, Lawrence Krauss, Lee Smolin, Nick Lane, Jaron Lanier, and more.
Suzan Mazur is the author of The Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry (North Atlantic Books). Her reports have appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, Newsday, Archaeology, Connoisseur, Omni, Huffington Post, Progessive Review, CounterPunch, Scoop Media and other publications, as well as on PBS, CBC, and MBC. She has been a guest on Charlie Rose, McLaughlin and various Fox Television News programs.
See also: Maybe if we throw enough models at the origin of life… some of them will stick?
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