Tag Archives: Biodiversity

The Flower and the Butterfly

Symbiotic relationships pose chicken and egg problems, which abound. One that has always intrigued is the question; what came first, the flower or the butterfly? Recent research more firmly establishes that the answer to that question very much is the … Continue reading

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The Space Launch System and the Copernican Principle

There has been a trifecta of very recent news regarding the Space Launch System, which I almost missed given the frenetic activity associated with North Korea’s strategic nuclear programmes. NASA reports that a full scale model of the core of … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Loss and Biological Annihilation

Recently I happened to come across a book on biodiversity loss which stated, in the introduction, that much had been written about the crisis of biodiversity loss but little about what may be done about it. That book was written … Continue reading

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Big Animals and the Biodiversity Crisis: Dating of Mastodon Butchered by Humans Should Have Us Thinking of Now Not the Past.

A paper just published in Nature, widely reported, is said to say much about human origins. I think it says much more about humans now, humans in the future, and humanity’s relationship with the organic world. I think the latter … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Gaia Hypothesis and the Copernican Principle

As a geological fellow traveller, I have always been interested, I would say extremely fascinated, by the seemingly symbiotic interactions between earth systems and biological systems. David Grinspoon writes a truly thought provoking article for Nautilus on this topic, which … Continue reading

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