For anyone interested in the philosophy of microbiology – and who shouldn’t be? – the Centre for Genomics in Society of the University of Exeter (UK) sponsors a website called Dimensions of Microbiology. There you will find all sorts of material relevant to this way of looking at microbiology. For instance, there are links to a Philosophical and Social Dimensions of Microbiology Workshop, to papers on the Philosophy of Bacterial Systematics/Species, to a series of papers on Towards a Philosophy of Microbiology, and much more. This is a must for those interested in looking beyond the rim of a Petri dish.