I graduated a couple of weeks ago! Now the proud owner of a (legitimate) bit of paper that says I have a degree, and the legal right to put “B.Sc.” after my name.
My Dad and I, taking the concept of a “graduation photo” very seriously.
Yep, I’ve got a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Genetics (and also Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, but you’ll never see it on my transcript)! I’m starting a Master of Science (Genetics) at the University of Melbourne and the Bio21 Molecular [...]
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Whoa, I have a personal blog?
I must apologise for my absence – I’ve been busy for a number of months now, and to be quite honest, the intelligent design community has been rather lackluster in its pronouncements of late…
What have I been busy with? Well, I’m in the middle of my final undergraduate exam period ever (my Genetic Analysis exam was today, so I’ve got vectors, cDNA libraries and live cell tracking on the brain), which should be over by the middle of the month. The other major thing [...]
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Thanks to @0xabad1dea for finding my female doppelgänger. And I mean the human, not the tiger cub, probably.
Compare that to:
Eh? Close enough, yeah, or am I going crazy?
It’s now officially a holiday period for me (for some curious reason my university is giving everyone a two-week mid-semester break – but no one’s complaining), but I’m still busy as hell with multiple projects, including coursework, the YAS relaunch, the podcast and just generally trying not to go insane. So! Here are some more interesting/relevant things I’ve stumbled across in the past few days.
Standford University has a free, online writing course through Coursera called “Writing in the Sciences” starting on the 24th of September! It’s free! [...]
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Whoa! Haven’t seen you guys for a while! There’s a good reason for this – it’s my last undergraduate semester of uni before I kick off my Master, and my coursework has completely inexplicably increased dramatically. There are assignments and tests flying at me from all four subjects I’m taking, it’s crazy. Add in my weekly podcast commitment, the relaunch of the Young Australian Skeptics blog and my newfound penchant for caring about my fitness, and there’s little time for some good ol’ Homologous Legs blogging. Very [...]
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State the negative to find out about the positive – that’s the method behind the Antiview project, run by Australian journalist Max Opray. It’s a fascinating series of interviews with priests, sportspeople, futurists, writers, and more, and I was lucky enough to be asked by Max to be a part of it. He posed some interesting negatively-framed questions… You want to know how I answered them, right?
Here’s a taste:
What don’t you enjoy about science?
Real science, good science, proper science, tends [...]
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The answer to the above question is… er… “probably not”. But they’re both great, don’t make me choose between them. Then again, I may have to placate you all with some Doctor Who-related things, given that I’ve been quite busy at university lately with assessments, and subsequently I haven’t had enough time to finish the posts I’m writing on convergent molecular evolution (in response to this ENV post by ID proponent Jonathan McLatchie) and the relationship between evolutionary biology and atheism (in response to various posts by science and [...]
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Dramatic title! Perhaps too dramatic! But whatever! Finally, after a couple of weeks caught up in the Global Atheist Convention 2012, the Test of Faith panel discussion and some hardcore university writing about mouse testis cDNA libraries, I’m back to blogging again, as you can see. I’m exhausted, and I’m not out of things to do yet, but the pressure’s been turned down quite a bit.
If you were wondering, the Global Atheist Convention went spectacularly well. As a volunteer in a vibrant blue t-shirt I was running around all over [...]
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The concept of a podcast barely existed ten years ago, but now, in 2012, they’re one of the fastest growing forms of media, focusing on topics such as news, entertainment, comedy, niche interests and more. To say that podcasts are influential would be a gross understa-
Blah. Blah. Blah.
I’ll save you the contrived history lesson. We all know what podcasts are, so this is a post telling you about some of my favourites, ones that I think will appeal to almost anyone reading this. Of course, there are more that [...]
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Family holiday time this week (from the 9th to the 16th of January) up in sunny/windy/rainy Merimbula, a coastal town in New South Wales, less than 100km from the Victorian border. It took us about eight hours to drive here from Melbourne – a couple more and we could have reached Canberra, and a few more after that and we’d be in Sydney. But capital cities are far too busy and noisy for my holiday tastes, so quiet coastal town it is.
The Merimbula back beach. Note [...]
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