EOLv2 review by Jeremy Bruno at Scientopia
EOL gets me thinking. [My search] started with one of my favorite animals and quickly became a taxonomic scavenger hunt. I started researching: Just how many monotypic taxa are there? Why are they important? What does the classification say about these animals and their evolutionary history? As a writer, the answers become the building blocks for an essay. Usually there’s nothing manipulable about those ideas; they spawn from reading papers, from the ideas of others. EOL provides a level of control that allows systems to be constructed that plead for further explanation.
— Jeremy Bruno, 9/5/11
- The collection Jeremy created in the course of his review is now the #4 response when you do a Google search on the words “monotypic taxa”. I’ve noticed other EOL Collections being very highly placed in search results as well. Try “beautiful seamonsters”.
- At the end of this review Jeremy says “EOL suddenly becomes a very interesting resource for science enthusiasts, educators and writers.” This makes us very happy, as this was a design goal.
- A review of some of the (great many) collections created since launch shows that collections are catching on quickly with the enthusiast and educator community. To see a complete list of EOL Collections, click here.