June 2011 Archives
Several years ago, an unusual article appeared in the science journal Nature that caught my eye. It could have been the picture of the armadillo, or the word 'penis' (unusual in high end scientific literature!) that I noticed first, but the combination of the two was surely a recipe for a good story. It was an article about a research group that studied penis structure, using the armadillo as their model animal. Whilst the article was interesting, there was an entertaining section at the end on why armadillo was chosen as the model for this work; armadillos are found in the roadkill lining the highways of Florida.
Choice. We hear it from politicians all the time. Whether it's giving people choice in healthcare or parents a choice in schools, it's a dangerous perspective. Choice sounds like a good idea. It sounds like something we should all want.