Sunday, April 11, 2010

Why The Banner Quote?

Who is Ken Weiss? and what is he doing in my banner quote, offering a commentary on the evo/devo subject du jour? Ken Weiss is a department head at Penn State (anthropology, if I remember right). He and his equally brilliant and similarly credentialed spouse, Anne Buchanan Weiss, are two of the most astute commentators on the practice of biological science in the world today, and they blog together on The Mermaid's Tale,, which you may have noticed in the blogroll. The Mermaid's Tale is also the title of their latest book, The Mermaid's Tale: Four Billion Years of Cooperation in the Making of Living Things.

Did I mention that I'm proud to have worked for Ken and with Anne as one of his programmers for many years a couple of decades ago?

These people are the real deal, practicing scientists as well as philosophers and critics of science. Read and learn.


  1. Thanks for the link and heads up about the blog. Looks like a good one and I have added it to the list.

  2. What a nice surprise to read your post today, Steve! (Even if it is b.s.!) But we can return the compliment in the sincerest possible way -- it was a pleasure working with you years ago, it's great (if depressing!) to read your astute comments here, and you were a fantastic recorder teacher in the days when I was playing. Thanks.



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