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Grant Jacobs

Dunedin, New Zealand

Computational biologist & science communicator/writer. Available internationally, enquiries welcome. RTs are not endorsements.

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Charles Darwin taking it to creationists in his On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids Are Fertilised By Insects, as quoted by Oliver Sacks in his The Rivers of Consciousness (a Christmas gift from my sister).
"an opportunity of attempting to show that the study of organic beings may be as interesting to an observer who is fully convinced that the structure of each is due to secondary laws, as to one who views every trifling detail of structure as the direct imposition of the Creator"—
@_chloeswarbrick Just a point of clarification: I'm referring to a body independent of parliament; a scientific body, not a political one. One that advises politicians, not one that politicians work within. (It'll help to read the linked article.)
@_chloeswarbrick Among many things, set up a Commission for Science that can provide evidence bases & recommendations to serve as frameworks/foundations for discussion & policy. Currently too much acquiesces to popular opinion. Some discussion here:  #scicomm #SciCommNZ
@Etche_homo FWIW, of late I'm finding Scihub isn't finding the papers I'm looking for :-/ Perhaps I supposed to be less impatient and wait for a few days!
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