An introduction to Astrobiology, showing that we really haven’t changed that much!Read More #Astrobiology
Soundtrack: the opening theme of “The Big Bang Theory” When I was in university I majored in Earth Sciences and Biology, thinking this was some sort of suitable compromise with my then academic ambitions. You see, I’d really wanted to study palaeontology. It had been one of those vague childhood longings that had not […]Read More #SignalDegradation
Self replicating and organising patterns represent something more primal than life. Did life inherit this drive toward meaningful repetition?Read More Who writes the #Writer?
Sometimes imagination is far better at resurrecting the ancient dead than any scientific advance. It’ll be a sad day when technology finally catches up with it.Read More In the shadow of #Dinosaurs
It’s another picture perfect day here in Adelaide, South Australia. Despite the fact that Autumn has been with us a few weeks now I’m getting uncomfortably hot. I’m lying on my stomach on a small marina, my face hanging over the edge and inches from the water. As is the (annoying) habit of our cat […]Read More Unthinking Coordination in “Simple” Lifeforms