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What a ride!

In the last few hours of this year, there’s just enough time for a quick review of my 2009. It’s been full of events, most of which I never saw coming. This was the year in which I had a … Continue reading

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Resume posting

I was about as squeamish about starting a blog as someone who is actually likely to start one might be (and still do it). Why? Because I thought that bloggers are a seriously self-absorbed, navel-gazing, and kind of self-righteous bunch. … Continue reading

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What’s the difference?

I realized recently that, over the last few weeks, I got completely obsessed with hung up on the question what the difference is between physics and biology (and why the type of scientist that will pursue one vs. the other … Continue reading

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On the origin of… species?

Hang on, am I still on time with this? I made up my mind late about participating and have to start with a disclaimer: this is not going to be an in-depth discussion of the topic – just a collection … Continue reading

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A different kind of scientific satisfaction

…because I was able to tell someone who works on ‘process B’ that someone else who works on ‘process A’ (of which ‘process B’ may be a side-effect) is going on a cruise in about a month from now, so … Continue reading

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Passing on the good vibes

I got an unexpected compliment from Claire Beynon last weekend – she listed my blog as one of seven that inspire her. Thanks Claire! I have never in my life replied to a chain mail or similar things, so I … Continue reading

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What’s your daemon?

Rather than starting on some reading that’s piling up on my shelves and various online sources that I should do, I started re-reading Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy. (By the way, re-reading is completely ok according to one commenter on … Continue reading

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I still don’t get blogging

The next few days – until 2 January – I will have my first few real days off in a long, long time. Considering we moved from Colorado to Germany this year, I started a new job, we all started … Continue reading

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It’s… X-mas time??

It’s almost Christmas, and this is the first year that my now five-year old son is really wondering what it’s all about. Of course, he does hear about god and Jesus elsewhere, and there are lots of activities everywhere. So … Continue reading

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Cam and Kinari Webb

Cam and Kinari Webb are an impressive couple. The two live in Sukadana, a ‘village’ with 12,000 inhabitants in Borneo, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, right next to Gunung Palung National Park. Cam is an ecologist with an impressive track record in … Continue reading

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