I'm interested in the science of astrobiology, the science that seeks to understand the origins, evolution, and radiation of life in our universe. I'm also interested in the philosophical and cultural impacts of our human urge to explore the cosmos and to better understand our place in it. Cosmobiota is my word for describing the living matter of our universe. That's why I use the word "cosmobiologist" to describe myself.  

 

If you're interested, you can follow my ramblings at my Blogger site:

 A Cosmobiologist's Dream

 

 
 

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Check out my blog, A Cosmobiologist's Dream

My buddy Chris trivedi and I sitting on a paleopipe at borup fiord pass in the summer of 2014. My beard wasn't looking too fine that day, as it seems.

My buddy Chris trivedi and I sitting on a paleopipe at borup fiord pass in the summer of 2014. My beard wasn't looking too fine that day, as it seems.

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
— Helen Keller
 
This is me giving a talk at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming,, in 2013

This is me giving a talk at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming,, in 2013

Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. This is central to its success. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don’t conform to our preconceptions.
— Carl Sagan
 
The Husky, Darwin, when he was still a little pup

The Husky, Darwin, when he was still a little pup

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
— Mahatma Ghandi
 
Europa's cracked icy surface and the unexplored ocean below have haunted my dreams in the best of ways (Image: NASA)

Europa's cracked icy surface and the unexplored ocean below have haunted my dreams in the best of ways (Image: NASA)