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Welcome...
to my online exhibit of exotic natural science specimens. Why have something like this here? One of the biggest modern scientific challenges is the effort to develop accurate models of "real world" complex systems, in particular, living systems. Advances in biochemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and many other disciplines, have all yielded fruitful insights in understanding the mechanisms of evolutionary dynamics, from biomolecular phylogenetic analysis to large-scale patterns and trends over geological time. Presented in these pages are some tangible examples, tiny snapshots of these global processes in motion. All of the specimens shown are taken from my personal collection which, thanks to the Internet, I am able to share with the world. There is no attempt here to display a complete collection of earth's natural history; the specimens shown clearly reflect my own, biased personal interests. Descriptions are short, bite-sized pieces of information, presented mainly to whet the appetite for further study. (Some parts are still being constructed, so check back for regular additions.) But mostly, the purpose of these exhibits is just to enjoy and appreciate the natural richness and diversity that co-exists with us, as well as that which preceded us, on planet Earth. So, on to the galleries... Back to Homepage