I wanted to write about this for years. Finally a good opportunity emerged: two new circadian papers provided the “news hook” for a blog post I wanted to write providing historical, philosophical, sociological, theoretical and methodological context for the findings in circadian genetics.
I also used the new tool – Dipity – to make timelines of key events in this history. The post is long, but serves as an Explainer, a “basics” post and a source of important references, so I hope people bookmark it for future reference.
I hope you have the time and patience to read it (perhaps save on Instapaper and read on your daily train commute):
Circadian clock without DNA–History and the power of metaphor
Then let me know what you think – comment there, share the link on social networking sites, respond on your own blogs, etc….