Recent events have inspired me to start a blog. I was on a flight to San Francisco and, with limited movie choice, decided to watch Julie and Julia. The idea of writing a blog about a project was interesting and certainly got me thinking. The next inspiration occurred in Schiphol airport - I bought a book called The Age of Wonder (Holmes, Richard). This is a thrilling history of scientific discovery in the Romantic era, and shows how these discoveries affected the arts (literature and music in particular). It is a gripping book with an extensive bibliography.
This has led to my new project - I will purchase every book in the bibliography and write down my thoughts on them. I will also try to link the books to current scientific thinking and see if they give me a new perspective on things.
The books I will start with are
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn
The Discovery of Nature, Albert Bettex