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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.

It's Hear.

Samurai Road- The audiobook.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 18, 2018, 4:40 pm

Galapagos' Sierra Negra Volcano Eruption Triggers Evacuation

Well that should make our trip interesting.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 14, 2018, 12:57 am

Thomas Bayes

 And the crisis in science.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 14, 2018, 12:53 am

Dingoes Have Changed the Actual Shape of the Australian Desert


The canine’s presence seems to set off an ecological ripple effect.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 7, 2018, 1:42 am

All Our Work Holds Good


Rereading the poet Donald Hall’s beautiful children’s book Ox-Cart Man in a time of turmoil.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 7, 2018, 1:40 am

Scholarly Publishing is Broken.

 Here’s how to fix it.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 5, 2018, 12:58 am

The ‘Two Cultures’ Fallacy


Stop pitting science and the humanities against each other.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 5, 2018, 12:53 am

Trespassing at Ernest Hemingway’s House


The same result, but more elegantly portrayed in Wagon Days.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 2, 2018, 8:06 pm

Endless Love

We no longer expect passion to last a lifetime, but some couples do stay in love to the end. What’s their secret?


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 2, 2018, 12:42 am

OK, You Can Hear It Now...

Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 2, 2018, 12:39 am

As Always

The obscenity of the art world


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 2, 2018, 12:37 am

The Historical Roots of Trump's Anger With Canada

The US president’s sense of victimization reaches back to his country’s founding.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 2, 2018, 12:36 am

Will Science Ever Solve the Mysteries of Consciousness, Free Will and God?


Are these insoluble mysteries? If you have to still ask, you haven't read the answer.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 28, 2018, 11:57 pm

Which Books do Authors Read and Recommend Most?

Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 28, 2018, 11:44 pm

AI Rest My Case


A machine held its own in a debate with humans this week. But this house believes that intelligence is pointless if you can’t crack a joke.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 25, 2018, 11:47 pm

Old and Naked on a Desert Island

Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 25, 2018, 11:42 pm

The Weird, Ever-Evolving Story of DNA


Carl Zimmer’s sprawling new book forces readers to reconsider what they think they know about genetics and heredity.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 23, 2018, 10:49 pm

The Age of Acceleration

An interview with Martin Amis.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 23, 2018, 5:33 am

In Praise of (Occasional) Bad Manners


Politeness is often the veneer that disguises our most barbaric instincts—as a look to the past reminds us.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 23, 2018, 12:16 am

Summer Reading

73 books to read while the sun is out and the days are long.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 22, 2018, 4:49 pm

Toy Stories

Portraits of children and their toys around the world.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 22, 2018, 4:09 pm

Charles Krauthammer

Prominent conservative voice, dies at 68.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:18 am

Nature Conservancy Photo Winners

Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 21, 2018, 4:16 pm

Who Will Buy Your Book?

He got this one right.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 21, 2018, 4:11 pm

Philosophy is Dead

So he saysBullshit...



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: June 21, 2018, 4:18 am
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