Wonders of the Living World

Curiosity, awe, and the meaning of life


Explore this collection of short articles on the topics covered in Wonders of the Living World. Each one either leads into, builds - or reflects - on some of the content of the book, and is written by a member of the project or a scientist we know.

Note: Each author has expressed her or his own views and experiences, and does not necessarily represent the views of The Faraday institute.

Guest Post: Artistic Molecules

This week as I was demonstrating “Messy Church Does Science”, I extracted someone’s DNA using salt water, washing-up…

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From the Dust: How the universe became fruitful for life

Two clusters of massive stars that may be in the early stages of merging. NASA, ESA & E.…

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Real Science: Untimely Deaths, the Necessity of Hope, and Struggles with Tin Openers

By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsSometimes, it can be nice to remember that scientists are…

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A Bucket of Frogs: Curiosity, Wonder, and the Theology of Science

Tadpole by Evan Murphy. Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0) When I was three, I knocked a bucket of tadpoles…

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How Does Science Enhance Faith?

Pixabay. CC0 Public Domain There is a basic trajectory for a science PhD student, and it goes something…

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Why We Need Disorder: A physicist’s perspective on the living world

Cropped from From Chaos to Order By Sebastien Wiertz. Flickr. (CC BY 2.0) The Genesis creation story may…

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Dinosaurs in your garden: An interview with Lizzie Henderson

Archaeopteryx fossil By James L. Amos (National Geographic Society) [CC0], via Wikimedia CommonsDid you have the chance to…

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Guest Post: Messy Science

© D Gregory My earliest scientific memory is from when I was about five, in the mid-1960s. At…

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