#7-Books and Ideas: Interviw with author Matthew Cobb Interview with Matthew Cobb who wrote Generation, which was discussed in #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. Show Notes are posted at http://booksandideas.com. Send comments and suggestions to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#6 Generation by Matthew Cobb Matthew Cobb's book Generation (2006) is the basis of today's look at how 17th century thinkers began to explore how human reproduction happens. Rigorous experimentation represents an important step in the development of the modern scientific method.

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