Posts Categorized: Guest Posts

Guest Post: “What Will I Say Next?” by Max Velmans

An excerpt from How Could Conscious Experiences Affect Brains? by Max Velmans …In speech, for example, the tongue may make as many as twelve adjustments of shape per second—adjustments which need to be precisely coordinated with other rapid, dynamic changes within the articulatory system. According to Lenneberg (1967), within one minute of discourse as many as... Read more »

Guest Post: Rocket Girls

An excerpt from Rise of the Rocket Girls, by Nathalia Holt Fascinating, beautifully written, enlightening history… I love this book. … It was 1968, and the women were gearing up for another go at Mars. Mariner 6 and 7 would be the latest craft to fly by the Red Planet. The computers eagerly plotted the... Read more »

Guest Post: “Life’s Beginning” by Richard Dawkins

An Excerpt From The Selfish Gene, By Richard Dawkins (40th Anniversary) 40 years later, this is still one of the best descriptions of evolution and natural selection of all time. Happy Birthday to “The Selfish Gene”! If you haven’t read it yet, you owe it to yourself to read it now: …Chemists have tried to imitate the... Read more »

Guest Post: “Stardust” by Neil Shubin

An excerpt from The Universe Within by Neil Shubin All the galaxies in the cosmos, like every creature on the planet, and every atom, molecule, and body on Earth are deeply connected. That connection begins at a single point 13.7 billion years ago… Continue Reading