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Understanding Genetics: What are SNPs?

In a recent article, entitled “What Does it Mean to Have “The Gene” for Something? Not What You Think…“, I explained basic genetic variation. In summary, I talked about the fact that no one actually has “the gene for” some...

Film Discussion: The Matrix

The Matrix is one of my favorite science fiction films of all time. I saw it for the first time NOT when it came out in the theater, but when it came out on DVD. I have a flashbulb memory of watching it in the afternoon before heading out for an event, and...

Film Discussion: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

Spoiler Alert: I’m going to spoil the film here. Which probably doesn’t matter, because pretty much everyone has seen this classic… Well, on Star Date 9/13/16, this rogue scientist finally–FINALLY–saw the film that many Star Trek fans say...

What is Anarchy?

Anyone who knows me or who’s read my science fiction knows that my areas of expertise include psychology, genetics, and biology. Political science and economics, not so much. I recently published the first book in a new series entitled Daughters of Anarchy...

The Martian: Science vs. Fiction

I saw The Martian last night at the Denver Science Museum‘s IMAX theater, as part of the Denver Film Society’s annual sci-fi film fest. It was good to see the film again, especially on a giant screen, and especially when a Mars expert joined us to discuss...

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