The Generalist

Category: Science

Total 20 Posts

Against Patents

A few years ago I wrote a letter to the editor of Bioscience Hypotheses, a journal in which, shortly before, I had published an article speculating on the cause of Bee Colony Collapse. One of the reasons I chose that forum for my editorial was that it seemed to me…

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Bee Colony Collapse Revisited

A friend of mine recently sent me an article regarding a possible breakthrough in the cause of Bee Colony Collapse (Zombie Fly Parasite Killing Honeybees, Yahoo News, January 4, 2012). Some of you may remember that back in 2009 a friend and I published a paper called Honey bee colony…

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TV Propaganda

The Discovery networks are really becoming ridiculous.  This even aside from the gratuitous references to “global warming” and “climate change” with the not-so-hidden message that people are the plague of the earth. I’ve gotten somewhat used to that message, really. And if you can stomach the backwards values, the shows can…

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Springtails!

Part of my daily routine includes a walk in the park where I practice being as aware of my surroundings as possible. These are techniques I learned reading Tom Brown Jr.’s nature observation and tracking guides, but is also something that I think comes from just being interested in a…

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Unnecessary Stuff

Laying in bed this morning I realized just how insignificant I am to the vast majority of living creatures. Of course, there are a few among them to whom I am extremely significant, but if you were to consider them percentage wise, they wouldn’t even register. The number would be…

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