So I just picked up a new gig as a columnist for Discover Magazine. Yeah, that’s the one – science, culture, the future…
I actually met Bob Guccione, Jr., the new owner/editor of the magazine, at Timothy Leary’s house about eleven years ago. Maybe more. And we’ve been trying to find a way to work together since he was running Spin, and then Gear. With Discover, I think we’ve found the perfect meeting ground.
And while I’ve always wanted to write for a science magazine, most are either too stodgy or too obsessed with the culture of science to get appropriately obsessed with the science of culture. I found this little statement from Bob on the Discover website:
“The intention is to build outward, to expand the magazine, to eradicate the preciousness of the science category. I want to open the windows a little wider, explore the world philosophically, admit it doesn’t have all the answers — and not take ourselves too seriously.”
-Bob Guccione Jr.
In a nation where science has become the supposed enemy of faith, it couldn’t come at a better time. And I’m excited to be a part of it.