If you look closely at beach sand, you may find some grains that stand out. They are shaped like spirals, stars, or striated cones.
Of immediate relevance to Darwin’s generation were writers who can be traced in a fairly direct line from the beginning of the 19th century.
Hey — wanna see a talk that combines the following. Black swallowtail butterflies, William Harvey, snarky robotic aliens from Alpha Centauri, and more.
It’s wonderful to remember mentors who helped shaped us, often in ways that might have surprised the influential person if he’d known about it beforehand.
Plant seeds come equipped to spread themselves in ways that baffle engineers. Did they invent these mechanisms by chance?