Rich Gene, Poor Gene

Just finished reading another vintage Dawkins book, The Extended Phenotype. Poetic, lucid and exceedingly 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

Champions of Reason

Just found this piece of art. This caught my attention because of late I have been reading/watching a lot of stuff from these guys. From left: John Cleese, Penn Jillette, Bill Nye, Stephen Hawking, (above) Frederick Nietzsche, (below) George Carlin, Carl Sagan, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Charles Darwin, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Adam Savage, Michio Kaku. Credit: … Continue reading Champions of Reason

Politics of Hope

To trust or not to trust, that is the question. Before you read any further, a disclosure at the outset – I have a strong personal bias favoring AAP, so everything that follows should be read within this context. I would also like to stay clear from electoral rhetoric and hence the timing (elections are … Continue reading Politics of Hope