Category Archives: meta

Appreciating Stories – as a Scientist, Writer, and Human

When things get difficult, I seek comfort in stories. This might not be so surprising, after all, stories are the fundamental building blocks of human reality. We view the world through our identity, the story of who we are, and … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Grandmother, A Survivor of War, and a Pioneer Science Communicator 1950-1980

My grandmother was a strong woman who lived through difficult times, and went on to make science communication history, in both print and TV. Continue reading

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From Ideas to Evidence, an Interview: My Organic Crisis and the Birth of This Blog

In four short years, since I started looking at the science of farming more closely, the topic of organic vs conventional has felt very worn out to me, several times. I already know how it will go: some people have … Continue reading

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The Perils of Science Speak

What would you say if you were worried about chemical X in your environment, and to reassure you, someone told you: Scientists finished their devious plot called project ABC, which looks at chemicals in our homes to see if they are … Continue reading

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Some times

Time-traveling through life. A short story added to my online Fiction folder. Sometimes I need to leave the world of science behind, shake things up, and let those loose associations run wild. It’s funny how I appreciate the systematic rigorous nature of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Thoughtscapism

I want to understand the world, which makes me passionate about science. I wish to express and explore the human condition through language, which makes me passionate about writing. In order to do these things, I must question my assumptions, test the limits … Continue reading

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Plants Don’t Have Problems

As a preteen I wished that all humans would disappear from the planet and the beauty of nature would be left to flourish unhindered. I imagined I would be offered a big red button and I could annihilate the human race with … Continue reading

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