Time changes all things

This is supposed to be a farewell column, but it’s hard to shake the science-writing habit after it’s been nurtured for so long. So, forgive the ramblings of a science writer desperately trying to write a newspaper-safe personal letter. Time changes all things. It changes people, it changes memories, it changes the very nature of…

Don’t Divest

Editorial: Don’t support divestment by Hudson Lofchie (with help The California Aggie Editorial Staff) Published May 9, 2013 Note: This was one of two editorials, the other being a dueling ed that supported divestment. It can be read here: —– To divest or not to divest. That is the question. At least, that’s the question…

Responses to “Why You’re Wrong”

A collection of the original response, plus the responses to the response.  Published March 5, 2013 Photo by Hudson Lofchie You can find responses to my other columns HERE —– You can find my original column HERE. Here is the original response, published Feb 28, 2013, the day after my column was published. As a Roman…

Why You’re Wrong

Column and Photo by Hudson Lofchie —– A little while ago, I wrote about how amazing plants are, and how they have been here longer than us, and will be here long after we are gone. I also promised that I would have some choice words for those individuals who did not believe in evolution’s…

Observing sports

Column and Photo by Hudson Lofchie —– Super Bowl Sunday … a gastronomically challenging day filled with hot wings, pizza, endless BBQ chicken, burgers, beer, beer pong, beer hockey … you get the idea. In reality, the actual game seems to take a backseat to all the fun that a group of friends can create.…

The Educators

Column and photo by Hudson Lofchie —– When asked to name some of the people who changed the world, there are a few obvious names that come to mind: Martin Luther King Jr., Winston Churchill, Shakespeare, Darwin, Newton, Mozart, Einstein, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs … the list goes on ad infinitum. Why do we…

In defense of Monsanto

column and photo by Hudson Lofchie —– UPDATE: An error was pointed out to me recently. Golden Rice was not a Monsanto product, but was invented by Ingo Potrykus, Professor emeritus of the Institute for Plant Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich), and Professor Peter Beyer, of the Centre for Applied Biosciences,…