In 1972 French physicists discovered that natural nuclear fission reactors were in operation about two billion years ago in Oklo, Gabon in Africa.
How does life emerge from that which is not alive? That mystery has long exercised a peculiar fascination.
It is, I believe, a revelation about our scientific culture and particularly about the trust we should place in a “science consensus” that should shake us to our bones.
I had heard many public movement leaders say they wanted regular folks like me to engage, but they never really provided an opportunity.
Part of his brilliance was in recognizing that an appropriate challenge to the reductionisms of our age required a thoroughly multidisciplinary approach.