I’m an atheist, with an unwavering faith in the scientific thought process.
Because it is skeptical of itself at every step, and lends itself to questioning even when it comes to its most fundamental assumptions, science shows us that ‘truth’ is something that is constantly being rediscovered. I find this immensely comforting.
We (Homo sapiens) left Africa 200,000 years ago, looking for something we could not find standing still. Our bones are evolved for long-distance walking, our fatty brains for social networking, and our bodies for swift and efficient reproduction. We are a hopelessly curious, stupidly ambitious and an insatiably lustful crowd – probably the reason of our seeming success, but ultimately the cause of our looming downfall.
My journey began in Lisbon, Portugal (although I was born in Montreal, Canada) where I studied Social Anthropology for two years. Apart from a field study in Thailand’s New Year’s festivities, not much else came of the experience; I quit and moved to Toronto, Canada, where I finished a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Anthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology. After 1 year off, 5 applications to graduate school and 3 acceptance letters, I opted to move to London for a Masters degree in Human Evolution at UCL. I obtained my degree in 2008 and after another year off, I have found my way back into UCL as a PhD student.
I am 29, and while I am enjoying all the detours life has presented to me so far, my goal is to be in school for as long as I can and learn as much as possible about the evolution of the human frame (bones). I am still on track with that childhood dream.
As a good Homo sapiens, curiosity and ambition – and lust too – have driven me to this place in cyberspace. I have ideas running through my fatty brain that I’d like to share; here I will give free range to my (virtual) legs and mind to run wild on thoughts about science, evolution, bones… and all the worlds in between.
Welcome to my blog.
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