Virus Blog 2

The book of Genesis tells of Joseph’s prophecy that seven years of plenty would be followed by seven years of famine. But, for us, even a few weeks of relative deprivation (or at least having trouble buying toilet rolls and baked beans) comes very hard after 70 good years.  This…

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Coping with Coronavirus: 1

There is much to come to terms with in these strange and difficult times in: the risk of illness, shortage of food (even if that proves to be only temporary), loss of work and money, loneliness, helplessness, and fear of death. This is not life as we have known it…

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Rethinking Biology

In an academic career spanning almost 50 years I have produced a lot of books, but it is always a pleasure when a new one arrives in the post. The latest is edited with my friends and colleagues Michael Reiss and Harris Wiseman, and is on Rethinking Biology, published by World Scientific….

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Is Psychology in ‘Crisis’?

There is currently much talk about the ‘crisis’ in psychology, arising from the growing realisation that many psychological findings, published in scientific journals, are unreplicable. This bout of self-criticism by psychology is a good thing, and is already leading to better practice. However, those with a philosophical perspective on psychology…

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