Here’s a cool idea: Blogging the Origin

Here’s a cool idea. Take a newbie, who has never read Charles Darwins’ On the Origin of Species, and have the newbie actually read the book. Then have him blog each chapter. That’s exactly what John Whitfield, London-based freelance science writer, is doing, and ScienceBlogs has him over at Blogging the Origin. Check it out. John promises to have all the chapters of Darwin’s seminal work blogged by the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth on February 12.

You know, come to think of it, I’ve never read all of Origin. I’ve read a couple of chapters of it, but I’ve never read the entire book. Maybe I should consider doing what John’s doing, only without the blogging.