From a scientific point of view, the ’specialness’ of the human species means very little. We are one of but a vast array of species who have only arisen in the last blink of earth’s existence. As we gaze at the galaxies surrounding us and focus on the proteins and cells within us, we realizeContinue reading “Special (pt1: a small part of nature)”
Breathe. Grow. Enjoy the wind in your face and the sound of nature around you. Take each moment to become excellent at the task you have been given and to revel in the places and opportunities that surround you.
Of Men and Microbe Classic biology teaching had been that we are outnumbered on the cell for cell basis 10:1 by bacteria. Certainly bacteria, especially the microbiome of the gastrointestinal system, are an important component of the body needed for homeostatic maintenance of health and prevention of disease. However a recent article published in theContinue reading “Of Men and Microbe”
It’s 2am. Looking out at the skyscape of Toronto from the top floor of a high rise. Lights fill the sky even at this late or early hour. There’s a healthy bustle of cars and pedestrians navigating the streets below. Looking at the mass of lights, the emanating energy, the towering monuments to human ingenuityContinue reading “Love, an end and means”