Column: Dominion

Homo sapiens is a unique species.  It lacks many of the advantages that have evolved in other animals, and yet it prevails as the dominant species on the planet.  Eagles have better vision.  Dogs have better hearing, Rats have more resilient genito-urinary systems. Monarch butterflies Continue reading “Column: Dominion”

Column: War

Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm II had a difficult birth, and 20 million people died as a consequence. You may not have realized there was a connection between World War I and injuries sustained by an infant who would someday become the German Emperor, but the connection is inescapable.  Continue reading “Column: War”

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