A rationally unscientific approach to Christianity

Versión en español aquí Reasons to believe I think that the way by which many people become Christians is by just believing, and with this I mean without any “reasonable proof”. This is not surprising if we assume Christianity is real. The Bible mentions many times how faith alone can change and save humankind:

Your toilet paper shortage explained by game theory

I went to buy toilet paper a couple of days ago. I couldn’t find a roll until I visited the 3rd shop. Shelves were empty as I had seen on the news. This is curiously happening everywhere around the world in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, especially before strict quarantines are imposed. Angry people,…

In search of vizcachas

Versión en español aquí – “Are there any wild rabbits or hares in South America”? Nothing came to my mind so: – “Mmm, I think not” – “So what is it there instead?” The first thing I thought about: – “Vizcachas!”

Violent images in nature documentaries: do we need them?

  Versión en español aquí When I was a small kid, I loved to watch animal documentaries in Animal Planet. We wouldn’t always have cable TV at home, but I clearly remember a particular day in which we finally had it installed. The only thing I wanted to watch was an Animal Planet documentary, and…

Field Notes From The Past (15): The mustard ‘tree’

  Black Mustard Brassica nigra Flowers–Bright yellow, fading pale…. Preferred Habitat–Roadsides, fields, neglected gardens. Flowering Season–June–November. Distribution–Common throughout our area; naturalized from Europe and Asia. “The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: which indeed is less than all seeds; but when…

Bigger heads for greener* meals

Versión en español aquí More than 2 months ago me and some colleagues got a paper published in which we described parallel ontogenetic changes in the diet and head morphology of a lizard, specifically a herbivorous lizard (at least as an adult, as you will see). I decided it is not too late to write…