Nonrandom Evolution

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”

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What’s Your Story, Kid? (Part 1)

“The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”  ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos***

I couldn’t think of a better way to start this bio than with the opening line of Carl Sagan’s revered PBS series Cosmos, as Carl Sagan and Cosmos share most of the responsibility for rekindling my intense passion for science. I recommend that you read those words in Carl’s voice, or even better, use the link at the bottom of this page to hear him say it himself.*** My story is long and seemingly contradictory, but it serves to humanize me, and, who knows, maybe you’ll be able to relate. And that would be interesting, would it not? So, who am I? How did I get here? Why be passionate about science? What’s with the name of the blog? With those questions in mind, let us begin…

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