Category Archives: Pet hypotheses

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis everyday before breakfast (Konrad Lorenz). But before discarding them, you have to come up with them…

Our most important sense

What is our most important sense? When I’ve asked this question of others, I’ve often got the answer: “well, I wouldn’t want to lose my sense of sight”. And I agree. I wouldn’t want to lose my sense of sight … Continue reading

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When I am a father

It’s one thing to like a girl only to find out she doesn’t feel the same way. It’s quite another for her to actually like you back but still not want to go out with you. And so continues my … Continue reading

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Is doubt essential to faith?

Doesn’t all faith begin with doubt? In science as in religion, we often arrive at the answers starting from uncertainty. Often, the most ardent defenders of a belief are the people who’ve arrived at some conclusion themselves rather than just … Continue reading

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Darwin vs. technology: are science and engineering altering the evolution of the human race?

Classic evolutionary theory holds that genes are passed from one generation to the next. Some genes confer certain advantages on the host, and holders of these genes go on to flourish. Other genes may be detrimental, and holders of these … Continue reading

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