UK biologist & writer. Science, the poetry of reality. Good-humoured ridicule of religions. RTs don't imply endorsement, nor exhaustive research of tweeter's CV
"A teacher from a distant country wrote to me reproachfully that a pupil had come to him in tears after reading [The Selfish Gene] because it had persuaded her that life was empty and purposeless. He advised her not to show the book to any of her friends."
“Show me your teeth & I will tell you who you are” (Cuvier, 1769–1832). Reading up on teeth of all mammals. Learning so much about mammals via teeth. Fascinating convergent evolution as teeth mill, stab, crush, shear, gnaw, dig, comb, display, even fell trees.
Saw a down-and-out in Seattle last night. His sign said not "I need food" or "I need a job" but "I need a fat bitch". What could this mean?
Sharia is a barbaric legal system and Pakistan a disgrace to the world.