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Lawrence Winkler is a physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. His molecules have morphed from medicine to manuscript. He lives with Robyn on Vancouver Island and in New Zealand, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.

After Three Months...


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: March 5, 2019, 5:45 am

There Will Be an Interlude...


Heading home to work on The Casebook of Doctor Sababa. If you want a little light reading while I’m gone, go to
www.lawrencewinkler.com
Merry merry and Happy happy.
See you in three months.



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 29, 2018, 5:57 pm

The Open Office and the Spirit of Capitalism


The office is the prime locus of utopian aspirations in American life.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:47 pm

Framing Nature

 Drone photography is a radical new aesthetic.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:45 pm

Is Literary Glory Worth Chasing?

Nope. But literary excellence is.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:41 pm

Small Farmers in Mexico Keep Corn’s Genetic Diversity Alive


Campesinos are driving the evolution of maize in North America.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:38 pm

Self-care Won’t Save Us

No, it won’t.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:36 pm

What Happened to Venezuela Isn’t So Simple

It’s not a proving ground for Capitalism vs. Socialism. It’s a story of corruption.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:10 pm

We Need to Destroy the Blurbing Industrial Complex

Or not.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:07 pm

Chinatown Koi Evacuation Begins as Otter Rampage Claims 10th Fatality


A total of 10 koi have now been killed and eaten by the otter as of Sunday morning. Team Otter!


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 28, 2018, 2:41 am

The Present Phase of Stagnation in the Foundations of Physics Is Not Normal

This is not a problem that will go away by itself.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 27, 2018, 1:35 am

Karst: the Latest Casualty of Clear-Cut Logging

On Vancouver Island, karst researchers hustle to save one of Earth’s most underappreciated—and fragile—ecosystems: an ecosystem hidden in plain sight.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 27, 2018, 1:30 am

Believing Without Evidence is Always Morally Wrong.

If there was ever a time when critical thinking was a moral imperative, and credulity a calamitous sin, it is now.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 27, 2018, 1:27 am

Quantum Insight

What Einstein meant by ‘God does not play dice.’


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 27, 2018, 1:24 am

The Dawn of Interplanetary Geology


NASA’s newest Mars mission is poised to transform the most terrestrial of sciences.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 27, 2018, 1:13 am

Is Neuroscience a Bigger Threat than Artificial Intelligence?

No.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 23, 2018, 7:03 am

How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet

With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 21, 2018, 10:19 pm

Quality of Life

Aging is not a problem to be solved. It is a meaning to be lived out.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 20, 2018, 11:20 pm

How the Chile Pepper Took Over the World

Until 500 years ago, the spice as we know it was confined to Central and South America. How the heat wave happened.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 20, 2018, 11:17 pm

The Future of Aging Just Might be in Maragaritaville


At the Jimmy Buffett-branded community, a hint at how an increasingly long-lived species might choose to spend its extra decades.




Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 20, 2018, 2:55 am

All of Life Is Creation

Jack Kerouac’s Art.




Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 20, 2018, 2:48 am

How Did Life Emerge?

A new book argues that life may be spread more widely through the universe than we think.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 19, 2018, 12:37 am

Subjectivity and Its Discontents

Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 17, 2018, 4:25 am

Frederick Banting's Painting of the Lab Where He Discovered Insulin Part of Auction Preview

Estimated value of some pieces close to $1M.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 17, 2018, 4:09 am

Rare Microbes Lead Scientists to Discover New Branch on the Tree of Life

Hemimastigotes are more different from all other living things than animals are from fungi.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 17, 2018, 4:06 am
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