Fermi Paradox

Funny pair of ducks floating on a pond

Fermi Paradox: Named after Enrico Fermi, it’s the question of - given the age of the universe and the probability of extra-terrestrial life - why haven’t we been visited by an intelligent alien species yet? Little Jane is playing by the pond. Mum has a close eye on her as the rest of the adults … Continue reading Fermi Paradox

The Scabby Fruit

Scabby, scruffy and scaly rosehip growing on a bare bush in the Australian bush after the first frost

Standing on a hillside in Victoria, I look across the open fields and see a million scruffy, wild bushes with little red fruits. The first frost of the year was last night and the little old lady whose house I clean has asked me - no begged me - to take her out into the … Continue reading The Scabby Fruit