Can /lit/ help me list a few writers who had an education in a STEM field? So far:
Dostoevsky - Military Engineering
Gene Wolfe - Mechanical Engineering
Lewis Caroll - Math
Kurt Vonnegut - Biochemistry
Arthur C. Clark - Physics
Asimov did research in chemistry, then became a full-time writer, then back to chemistry, then back to writing
He even wrote a fake chemistry paper with SF parts to prepare for his return to chemistry
Ted Chiang is foremost a technical writer in the software industry
There are numerous biologists who were also great essayists - Modawar, Gould, Dawkins, Lewin, Lewontin etc.
Primo Levi worked in chemistry too, which is all over his work
>not understanding irony
Just stop with your shitposting, it's a bit embarrassing
I'm still waiting on why Dawkins isn't a great essayist
Have you read The Blind Watchmaker, The Selfish Gene, What is science good for, Snake Oil, Viruses of the mind?