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Our Actual “Eve”

Contemplating the mother of us all…

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Hindus Seek Detachment. Have Plants and Animals Already Found It?

Finding models for living in our backyard…

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Humboldt’s Vision of Nature

Brock Haussamen re-introduces Alexander von Humboldt, one of the most famous scientist of his age…

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400 Million Years of Ferns

A contemplation of the green leafiness of ferns…

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The Biology of Suffering

A brief exploration of the biology of suffering…

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“Damn It, It’s MY Body That’s At Stake”: Autonomy, Sociality and Imperfect Choices

Should we put self-interest first, or the interest of the group?  This article contemplates the question…

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Black Body and Soul

Brock contemplates passages from the book Between the World and Me by black author Ta-Nehisi Coates…

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Chet Raymo on Santa Claus, Hot Stoves, and the Blooming, Buzzing Confusion

The role of make-believe in our lives…

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A River, a Volleyball, and Secular Spirituality

On hymns of nature and time…

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Hope Jahren’s ‘Lab Girl’ and the Dramatic Life of Plants

Sharing in the lives of trees…

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