Alfred Russel Wallace And The Origin Of “The Origin Of Species”

In 1858, Charles Darwin was a well-regarded English naturalist sitting on one of the most important ideas in the history of Western thought, namely evolution by natural selection. He had been gathering his evidence and refining his interpretations for a good two decades, but nevertheless did not feel ready to … Continue reading

Could I please have some chemicals in my food?

I recently bought a bag of cat litter, and noticed that it was labelled “chemical-free”. So I guess it’s really made of magic fairy granules? (I would have said “magic fairy dust”, but it was labelled “dust-free” also.) Then there was the time I ran across some “chemical-free” sunscreen – … Continue reading

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