The B-Ark Jobs

Inside the treasure trove of humor that is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wonderful parody of Plato's ship of fools allegory. Douglas Adams, in the second book of the series, creates a sketch in which the two main characters, Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent, are accidentally teleported to a spaceship of an alien planet Golgafrincham, only to find it … Continue reading The B-Ark Jobs


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