Author : Steven Popkes

Steven Popkes lives in Massachusetts on two acres where he and his wife raise bananas, persimmons and turtles. His work has been published across spectrum, collected in numerous Best ofs, and nominated for a Nebula award. His day job is in aerospace making sure rockets continue to go where they are pointed. He insists he is not a rocket scientist. He is a rocket engineer.

Scientists and Engineers in SFF

Here are my notes from the Scientists and Engineers in SFF at Arisia 2023. (Picture from here.) Observations: While science is often prevalent in SF,

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Cheese Ends, 20230102

What better way to start the year than with Cheese Ends? (Picture from here.) I’m getting older every year, so we’ll start with a possible

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More on Developmental Evolution

Last time I talked about the evolution of structures—called morphogenesis, in biology. (Picture from here.) I spoke of it a bit frivolously in the context

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Evolution and Embryology

People who don’t believe in evolution make me tired. (Picture from here.) For one reason, it’s like saying I don’t believe in the sun. The

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The Evolution of the Eye

The evolution of the eye was one of the big issues for those that sought to disprove evolution. (Picture from here.) The rationale (which echoed

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Arts & Crafts I

It should come as no surprise to my two readers that I’m interested in doing things with my hands. I’ve had to work most of

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Cheese Ends, 220718

(Picture from here.) I’m down sick with COVID so I’m not going to give this one much in the way of effort. So far, it’s

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