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A Blog for Naturalists

Corner of the Cabinet is a blog for naturalists dedicated to life science, earth science, astronomy, exploration, and the relationship between society and the environment.

The name references the cabinets of curiosity of the 16th century that served as precursors to our modern museums. Such cabinets were large rooms, often filled to brim with all manner of natural object from gemstones to animal specimens.

Natural science institutions have come a long way from those early collections which were often nothing more than spectacle, but their public image still leaves much to be desired. The phrase natural history typically conjures thoughts of old white men in stuffy offices looking over dusty dead animals. In fact, New York Times recently ran an op-ed about that very perception in a piece entitled, Our Natural History, Endangered.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The natural sciences are full of mind-blowing concepts and this blog is here to provide a portal into that wonderful scope of information.

Thank you for reading!

“Seize the moment of excited curiosity…”

– William Wirt

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