I read this article from Richard Dawkins as it seemed to be making a point about politics, language, and the way we think that I find really interesting. (I’ve had a post on language in science in draft for months!) However, what was most interesting was the insight I finally got into mutations in the population.
I’ve been interested in astronomy since I was very young – my interest kick-started by this great book – and much of what I learned over twenty years ago is still true now. There are two areas, though, where a lot has changed in the last decade or so. Here’s the first.