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Staying (ir)relevant

For the past several million years, planet earth has been playing host to a special kind of parasite. To make things easier, let’s say it’s a he/she, his name is Steven and he transcends time and space. Steven started out humbly, just a hominin going about her business collecting fruit from the ground, favouring those […]

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Darwin’s privilege

He was unqualified. He enjoyed his father’s good reputation and influence in the elite of England, and was accepted in reputable universities to study medicine and theology, but did neither. Both topics were his father’s choices, and being privileged enough, he had the opportunity to quit them without repercussions, while indulging in his own passions. […]