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You gotta make way for the Homo Superior: Mutation, Evolution, and Super Powers on Screen

Recently I went to a fascinating research seminar on the history of the theory of mass extinction and the human fears of and impact on extinction given by historian of biology, Dr David Sepkoski (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (University of Manchester). It got me… Read more →

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In the Heart of the Sea: Bringing the White Whale to the Silver Screen

Will Ron Howard’s new film Moby Dick In the Heart of the Sea be Hollywood’s (and specifically Warner Bros.’s) final attempt to adapt Herman Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick? The film seems to act as proof that it can’t be done; at least not in a way that includes the deep themes, philosophical points, and science of the novel. This… Read more →

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Jessica Jones: Science, Realism, & Netflix

This post contains **spoilers** for the Netflix series’ Jessica Jones and Daredevil. Please take a look at my previous post on Daredevil for further discussion of the show. Only seven months after the successful release of Daredevil, Netflix have given us Jessica Jones. It is part of a series of four shows produced by Netflix – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist – that will eventually crossover into… Read more →