Monday, September 27, 2010

Evolution in Science Fiction

I agree with PZ Myers:
I'm very pleased to see that Greg Bear's Darwin's Radio gets mentioned for its bad biology. That one has annoyed me for years: Bear does a very good job of throwing around the jargon of molecular genetics and gives the impression of being sciencey and modern, but it's terrible, a completely nonsensical vision of hopeful monsters directed by viruses and junk DNA. It's also the SF book most often cited to me as an example of good biology-based science fiction, when it's nothing of the kind.

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