The Central Dogma and ‘junk’

DNA has two distinct functions in the life of the individual and of the species. As Watson and Crick had immediately realised, its double helical structure means that, when unwound, … Continue reading The Central Dogma and ‘junk’

We share that indeterminancy

“Marx wrote: ‘Men make their own history but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already.’ This … Continue reading We share that indeterminancy

Lost identity

“Within modernity the life sciences have claimed and been given the authority to define ‘human nature’ (although within this universality biology has a long and deplorable history of inscribing hierarchically … Continue reading Lost identity