Long ago I thought that I would return to science when I got older. Well, I suppose that is now - I began subscribing to "New Scientist" again a few years ago, and there is some wonderful stuff coming out - science seems to be making a quantum leap in understanding in many areas. My own main interests are in evolution, the planet, and in materials science, which is what I studied as an under-graduate long ago. I am less interested in cosmology, dark matter and the "first second of creation", These are at the extremes of our understanding - I am more interested in the middle ground of human and technical advance. I am noting the best articles from "New Scientist" and making a short précis of the ones I like best. This is on the basis of them showing "Signs of Spirit" - an advance in understanding, or something that relates to the spiritual traditions or to the realisations from modern spirituality. The articles are divided into a number of categories:-
- Human Evolution
- Teeming with single-cell life.
- The solar system
- Health Issues
- Chimeras and the evolution of cellular life
I hope you will make comments on the forum.
Please let me know if you want to know more about a particular topic – I have online access to New Scientist, and I have downloaded all the articles and can send them to you (in moderation, and on the basis that they are copyrighted by New Scientist)