A half dozen or so years ago, Carl Woese and Nigel Goldenfeld characterized biology as the new condensed matter physics. More recently, Eugene Koonin advised “biology has to become the new condensed matter physics”. It’s an area of scientific research that is indeed ramping up, and not a moment too soon, after decades of puffery about a so-called selfish gene. But what exactly is meant by “the new condensed matter physics”? I decided to contact Syracuse University physicist Lisa Manning to help sort it all out in a conversation that follows.
I'm the author of five books: The Altenberg 16: An Exposé of the Evolution Industry; The Origin of Life Circus: A How To Make Life Extravaganza; The Paradigm Shifters: Overthrowing 'the Hegemony of the Culture of Darwin'; Royal Society: The Public Evolution Summit; and the most recent---Darwin Overthrown: Hello Mechanobiology.
My reports have appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, Newsday, Archaeology, Astrobiology, Connoisseur, Omni, Huffington Post, Progressive Review ("How Bush Got Bounced From Carlyle Board"), CounterPunch, Scoop Media and other publications, as well as on PBS, CBC and MBC.
More than a dozen of my stories related to the Rome antiquities conspiracy trial were featured in Harvard Law School's Art Law Syllabus 2008.
I've covered the wars: Colombian Drug War, Gulf War, Sudan, and Kashmir (from both the Indian and Pakistani sides of the conflict).
And I’ve been a guest on Charlie Rose, McLaughlin and various Fox Television News programs talking about those crises and others.
For some years along the way, I was a runway fashion model for legends Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Giorgio Sant' Angelo and so many more.
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