'Sideways Look' Blog

Back to Basics

Some background. For a long time the main political parties in the United Kingdom were called the Tories and the Whigs.

Fruits of Browsing: No. 3 ‘Small, But Perfectly Formed’

A relatively painless way to learn about science is to read biographies of scientists.

Fruits of Browsing: No. 2 ‘Up Close and Personal’

If you want to capture the essence of the English countryside, my recommendation would be to spend time in the county of Shropshire.

Fruits of Browsing: No. 1 ‘Sometimes You Get Lucky’

The older I get the more I appreciate those who explore and document the history of science, and especially the history of paleoanthropology.

Unreasonable Expectations

“For every complex problem, there is a simple, easy to understand, incorrect answer” -Albert von Szent-Györgyi

Publications that made a Difference. No. 2: ‘Looking Beyond Modern Human-Type Bipedalism’

Among the fossils recovered from Swartkrans in 1949 were two fragments that preserve the proximal end of the right femur.