Rich Gene, Poor Gene

Just finished reading another vintage Dawkins book, The Extended Phenotype. Lucid and very fascinating. This along with his seminal work, The Selfish Gene, completes my evolution-101 course by Dawkins. His ability to connect rather ordinary observations and come up with profound ideas is astounding. Then again, it might just be an essential job requirement to be an evolutionary biologist. After … Continue reading Rich Gene, Poor Gene

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The Epic Earth Selfies

Among the five primary senses of perception in humans, vision is probably the most precious one. Between a quarter to a third of our brain is dedicated to vision. The beauty of the universe is best appreciated through our eyes. This might perhaps be the reason that we, as a species, are obsessed with photographs. … Continue reading The Epic Earth Selfies