My exposure to world of research science has been somewhat limited in my travels. But even as a novice, I keep an open mind. As I explore the world, I am always amazed and awestruck by nature’s majestic and mysterious beauty. In those moments, I find myself philosophizing about the meaning of life and questioning and contemplating the “Connection”.

One is Many…Many is One.

There is something that ties us to the world and to each other.

The answer became a bit clearer to me after a trip to the Galapagos Islands in 2006. Through the help of naturalist guides, I was able to better understand the power of nature. I saw a marvelous mix of animal species, now evolved through natural selection, that were Darwin’s inspiration for his research and life work.

Since that special trip, with the exception of the occasional documentary or science article touting a new find, I have let my science cravings and curiosity settle in the far corners of my mind.

It took a television show to stir up my cranial cobwebs.

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