Science, discussed.

#historyfunfact : Intelligent Design and Rejection of Evolution have a long History on the Education of American boys and girls

One of the many books I am reading right know is called “The Science Education of American Girls” from a historical perspective by Kim Tolley. Though I have found many of … Continue reading

29/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Rate of protein evolution is determined by functional importance and constraints.

After the evolution of DNA sequencing technologies, recording genotype on a large scale has become possible and ever so cheaper too. The the large influx of genomics data resulted in booming research in … Continue reading


Steven Pinker or according to him how evolutionary psychology “explains” the gender gap in science

Welcome to the third installment on the scientists portrayed in Declan Fahy’s book “The New Celebrity Scientists”. Click if you haven’t read the introduction, part 1 and part 2. This week … Continue reading

21/05/2015 · 1 Comment

Experimental reconstruction of a neutral network for a protein-protein interaction

The structure of fitness landscapes — the mapping of DNA or protein sequences to organismic fitness (or a proxy) — is a central problem in evolutionary biology.  Even in this … Continue reading

27/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Richard Dawkins or how he became a product of postmodernism

I am going to say it before I start. I don’t like Richard Dawkins as a person. And I have a personal rule to avoid his twitter account and comments. … Continue reading

21/04/2015 · 3 Comments

MaxEnt: the Second Law of Thermodynamics as a modeling principle in biology

Most people who’ve taken introductory physics probably remember learning the famous “Second Law of Thermodynamics”: in a closed system, entropy never decreases.  Roughly speaking, we can think of entropy as … Continue reading

15/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Chapter 1: Stephen Hawking or how if Sheldon Cooper existed in real life he wouldn’t worship a scientific celebrity

Welcome to the second installment in my review and thoughts about the book “The new celebrity scientists” by Declan Fahy!  If you missed the first post here is a link … Continue reading

07/04/2015 · 3 Comments

A Time for Transcription (Factors)

I’ve been postponing this post for a while, hoping to find the time to expand the analysis, but time seems to elude me at present, so I’ve decided to condense my thoughts … Continue reading

30/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Quality vs Quantity in European Universities

Just a quick note inspired by the World University Rankings 2014-15 published by The Times Higher Education. And restricted to European Countries. To get a better picture of how different Countries … Continue reading

30/03/2015 · 2 Comments

“Never judge a book by its cover” Or My thoughts before reading The New Celebrity Scientists by Declan Fahy

As an avid reader (If we trust my goodreads 214 books in ten years) I have always praised myself for not judging a book by its cover. Thanks to that I … Continue reading

21/03/2015 · 6 Comments


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