Want to know the answer to the Great Question? Read this classic and prepare for an outrageous story with colossal scale and a truly funny adventure by the disheveled Arthur Dent. First on Earth trying to prevent the destruction of his house for the continuation of a highway, then inexplicably the Earth is destroyed to […]
I recently read an article from the Atlantic by an actual college president highlighting the delusional nature of many universities around the country wanting to reopen in the Fall. Michael Sorrell states that “we should not let our own financial and reputational worries cloud our judgment about matters of life and death,” during this immense […]
I know this blog should be used for letting my thoughts be heard and I will start to do that more often than just sharing interesting articles I found online. I will work more on writing about biological topics more in depth, but I have been working real hard at my real job. I will […]
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/politics/us-china-hacking-coronavirus-warning/index.html China is launching cyberattacks during this crisis.
When I look up at the night sky, as I ponder on my own existence, a great comfort hits me whenever I think of aliens. I mean can we really be alone in the universe? I find that unlikely in the long run, but what about the Fermi Paradox, the famous contradiction that highlights the […]
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01423-4 This is an article from Nature about the concerns raised by officials over the antivaxer movement around the world. I find these people fascinating, especially when they fight a against a system that will potentially save them.
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/05/11/students-should-not-return-campuses-fall-regardless-financial-implications-opinion An interesting article from Inside Higher Ed.
https://theconversation.com/science-fiction-builds-mental-resiliency-in-young-readers-135513 A very nice little article in reading by Ester Jones from The Conversation. But the critical thinking and agile habits of mind prompted by this type of literature may actually produce resilience and creativity that everyday life and reality typically do not.
The Dune saga is essential for any science fiction reader, and if you loved the first book then the next two books are definitely worth the effort to read. I would personally say that Children of Dune is the best out of the first three books. Herbert’s world building and prolific imagery is arguably the […]
What if we were in fact seeded by some space faring civilization long ago. I know it’s probably not the case, but still it’s fun to think about. Let’s say that you and I are some genetic experiment left to its own devices on some backwater planet somewhere. What if our creators left us somewhere […]