Should we be surprised that the New York Times 2007 100 Notable Books list contains NOT ONE science book? Not really. Patrick Nielsen Hayden sums it up nicely:

You can probably write your own viewing-with-alarm essay about this, complete with obligatory reference to C. P. Snow. All I can say is, what an impoverished mental landscape the people who drew up this list must live in.

Impoverished is the word.