Hello, I’m a historian and philosopher of science, with broad interests in the history of biology from 1800 to the present. I have particular expertise in the history of genetics, agricultural science and molecular biology. This blog will mostly be things in the world that I link to the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), either to try new arguments, or make interesting connections between things, or just as a way of keeping track of my thoughts. My aim is to share with you my research as it develops, with topics ranging from the history of science in the first and second world wars, the long history of plant breeding, recent history of molecular biology, contemporary intellectual property legislation, and the ways in which the history and philosophy of science can inform policy and politics.
As a human person, I spend most of my time watching or listening to stand-up comedy, drinking decent ales and whiskeys, writing succinct (though polite) emails, eating biscuits with cold milk, and reading. I don’t get to do any of these things as often as I would like. So I’m just like you. #relatable
I also like to use hashtags to expose subtext. This is probably due to social anxiety. #explanation