The Trouble with Genes 1

The trouble with genes is that genes are trouble. Not all of them, of course, but a sufficient number to cause havoc in our little world, eventually leading us to disaster. A preposterous statement? Perhaps, but let me see if I can support that statement before you make up your mind. The species residing on ...

A World without Humans

Consider a planet earth as a place where evolutionary change occurred up to the point where the tree of life branch we now call Homo did not actually appear: no genus Homo, and of course, no species called Homo sapiens. A world without people, a world without us. If you can imagine hiking alone in the ...