Save Our Species with Science: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Earth Day

The International Earth Day campaign started as a socio-environmental movement back in 1970 and is promoted yearly on the 22nd of April. In the 90’s the movement went global with the aim to raise awareness of environmental problems and driving the inclusion of environmental guidelines during law making decisions. The #EndPlasticPollution movement of 2018 was […]

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Hoarder of Average – Drabble

Too often do we limit ourselves. Restricting ideas, conversations and acts through imaginary constructs of what is deemed appropriate, correct or normal. What is normal? Who is the authoritative figure on that definition? Statisticians would argue that normal is average (i.e., mean, mode and median). The x% of the bell curve. However, it’s impossible to […]

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Seeing is Believing – Drabble

The golden rule of science: provide the evidence, proof, data or results. Do not take anything at face value. However, when clinging too rigidly to such a statement, do we not become fools ourselves? Does it not become a religion in its own right? A fanatical belief that nothing can be true nor exist without […]

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  “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less”. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. by Peter Dawe.   I am endlessly fascinated by words and nuances. As a lawyer, I am part scientist, part artist […]


From The Journal of a Scientist

An opinion piece about writing from the perspective of a Scientist. I have always loved wiring, this piece I wrote back in 2011 during my Genetics studies. A Scientist’s View on Writing For a researcher, there are two forms of writing. The language of science; precise, concise and boring, and the other of creative; with […]

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