Michael D. Barton
I live in Portland, OR. I am currently seeking employment in the realms of history, history of science, museums, and science education. I can be contacted at darwinsbulldog AT gmail DOT com.
If you’re interested in me doing a book review, please go here.
The Dispersal of Darwin is my online space to share with interested folk news and views on Darwin, evolution, natural history, and the history of science, with occasional posts about other science-related topics, including creationism. I finished my undergraduate degree at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT in 2008, majoring in the History of Science (SETS) and minoring in Museum Studies. I started graduate school at the same university in the Fall of 2008, again in the history department. My interests are with Charles Darwin, the development of evolutionary theory, natural history, the history of natural history museums, the evolution-creation debate and the general history of science. I was fortunate to work on a project to transcribe the letters of the 19th-century physicist John Tyndall, and my graduate research was on Tyndall as well. I currently live in Portland, OR, and in the summer of 2010 I did an internship at OMSI, on the exhibit Einstein.
I am married to a librarian whom I met in Bozeman and we enjoy spending time with our 5-year-old son Patrick (see what he has to say) and watching him get excited about the world around him.
View my Darwin Day 2009 post where I discuss my past and what tempted me to start (and continue) a Darwin blog.
Info on my talk about history of science blogging at HSS 2009 in Phoenix, AZ.
I regularly update a list of blogs and Twitter feeds that focus or dabble in the history of science.
Info about my participation in a history of science session at ScienceOnline 2011 in North Carolina.
Listen to my appearance on BBC Radio’s “Pods and Blogs” program on February 17, 2009 here.
Listen to my appearance on Skeptically Speaking in September 2011 here.
I was interviewed by Bora Zivkovic as an attendee of ScienceOnline 2011 here.
I wrote a post for the Foundation Beyond Belief blog on connecting children to nature here.