Category Archives: meta

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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Why Thoughtscapism?

The sort of infectious curiosity that makes you go: I wonder how that works. How did they find out? What does that mean? Continue reading

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