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An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles.

J.B.S. Haldane (a British geneticist and evolutionary biologist) was  asked by a group of theologians what he had learnt  about the Creator from the study of creation. Haldane, an atheist, is alleged to have replied “If one could conclude as to … Continue reading

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79 Perth Road

Every day I walk down the Perth Road and I pass by an old church, Ryehill, which was converted into flats in the 1980’s. But without its tower, it is not quite the dignified place of worship of its glory … Continue reading

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Atomic Kittens

My Puss Moth caterpillars are starting to hatch out! They are feisty little creatures armed with tails that are about as long as their bodies which they lash about when approached. It is a defensive mechanism against parasitic ichneumon wasps. … Continue reading

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The Silent Scream of the Lamprey.

Suspended in its glass prison, the lamprey gapes but nobody can hear its cry. The D’Arcy Thompson museum is a rare jewel that gleams in the deepest chambers of the heart of Dundee University. This lamprey was collected over a … Continue reading

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Chain of fools.

These Eri silkmoth larvae seem to be locked into a strange line dance.

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