Celebrate the varied experience of being alive with some evolutionary thought

One of the forces that drives my passion for science is a fascination with diversity and complexity. When observed at any scale, life is overwhelmingly, breathtakingly and beautifully intricate. By oversimplifying this experience, pseudoscience and bad science, no matter how … Continue reading

Reid Harris, Saving Amphibians with their Microbiota

I recently wrote a report in American Scientist on Reid Harris (et al.)’s work studying probiotics that could be used to treat the devastating disease chytridiomycosis in amphibians. I deeply respect Harris’s work. Here’s why: It cleverly weds two high-profile issues: (1) … Continue reading