Member since Feb 26, 2009

Barry Evans

Barry Evans lives in Old Town Eureka with his girlfriend (and wife) Louisa Rogers, several kayaks and bikes, and a stuffed gorilla named “Nameless.” A recovering civil engineer, he is the author of two McGraw-Hill popular science books and has taught science and history. His Field Notes anthologies are available... more

Recent Posts

  • A Magical Elk Moment on the Beach

    • Jul 29, 2013
  • Dia de la Virgen
  • Dia de la Virgen

    • Dec 12, 2012
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    Recent Articles

  • Blame Evolution
  • Blame Evolution

    (Not a Chinese Lab)
    • Mar 26, 2020
  • The 12-Second Life
  • The 12-Second Life

    • Mar 12, 2020
  • Railroad to the East
  • Railroad to the East

    • Feb 27, 2020
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    Recent Comments

    Re: “Blame Evolution

    Thanks Terry, that's novel--I mean new--to me. Sounds like I should avoid using it, because of ambiguity.
    Wikipedia sez, "Novel virus refers to a virus not seen before. It can be a virus that is isolated from its natural reservoir or isolated as the result of spread to an animal or human host where the virus had not been identified before. It can be an emergent virus, one that represents a new strain, but it can also be an extant virus not previously identified."

    Posted by barryevans on 03/27/2020 at 2:56 PM

    Re: “Blame Evolution

    “Electron microscope view of coronavirus”...made into a color illustration (no color with electron microscope!)

    1 like, 0 dislikes
    Posted by barryevans on 03/26/2020 at 3:32 AM

    Re: “Dark Energy: Blunder or Boondoggle?

    Great interview supporting “no dark energy” POV:

    Posted by barryevans on 03/03/2020 at 5:03 PM

    Re: “Railroad to the East

    Hi Emily, not just walk along, put walk ON—I used to walk for a mile, balancing on a rail, imagining myself on a tightrope. Now I can barely manage a couple of hundred feet!

    Posted by barryevans on 03/03/2020 at 5:45 AM

    Re: “Yes, Yes We Do

    “...if one says there are two biological sexes according to science...” So much to unpack in that phrase!
    “Biological sex” refers to anatomy, male or female...or intersex (born with a mix of physical attributes—that’s what the recent debate over surgically “fixing” in-between infants was all about).
    But there’s so much more: “gender” usually refers to one’s gender identity. For most of us, biological sex and gender align, but for a significant minority, they don’t. I may be wrong, but it sounds as if you’re unsympathetic to such folks? Perhaps to the whole LGBTQIA population?

    5 likes, 4 dislikes
    Posted by barryevans on 02/13/2020 at 9:36 AM

    Re: “Dark Energy: Blunder or Boondoggle?

    Well yeah, obviously

    Posted by barryevans on 01/23/2020 at 3:52 PM

    Re: “Evolution Isn't Progress!

    Until the environment changes quickly and drastically, at which point the "progressive" organism is SOL

    Posted by barryevans on 01/01/2020 at 11:08 AM

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