Telling stories about science …

Yesterday we were having a discussion with the 3rd year graduate students about styles of writing papers and I was reminded of the old Medawar talk again (see – P.B. Medawar (1964): Is the scientific paper a fraud). As Medawar […]

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40 years of the Selfish Gene

An article by Matt Ridley in Nature reviews the impact of “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins, on the 40th anniversary of it’s publication. The Selfish Gene, and the subsequent books that Dawkins used to build on the ideas expounded […]

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A pre-graduate-school must-read list…

With the information overload today, it is easy to miss out on some eye-opening books that might be very helpful as you prepare for a life in science. Here are some I like: The books listed below are mostly written […]

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