My first interview: Matthew Cobb, author of "Generation" (B&I 7)

matthewcobb.jpgMatthew Cobb

Show Notes

In this podcast is an interview with Matthew Cobb who wrote Generation: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unraveled the Secrets of Sex, Life, and Growth, which was discussed in Episode 6. Cobb discusses how he became interested in the Dutch Golden Age and the pioneers who discovered the egg and the sperm, even though it was almost 200 years before the discovery of genetics helped solve the mystery of human reproduction. We also discuss how the history of of science reveals the role of human nature in the scientific endeavor.

Matthew gave a great interview, but I haven't had time to compile detailed shownotes.

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