Science enthusiasts are a vast and diverse population, ranging from the merely curious to enthusiasts who have become as expert as professionals. If only for this reason, they constitute a blurred frontier of science. Moreover, while historiography has long classified amateurs as being “on the sidelines” of science, we now see that they are key players.
Jonah Maynard is an American professor of botany. In the solitude of his office, he spends hours studying the anatomy of a root or examining the context of a flea with the admirable benevolence of a scholar. He welcomes you to his blog where he shares his daily anecdotes.