University of West England computer scientist Andrew Adamatzky, follows several previous successful scientific efforts to solve network problems by unleashing slime mold on a map of the Iberian penninsula. "Set on an agar plate shaped like the Iberian peninsula, with piles of oat flakes representing cities, the growth patterns of these social amoebae successfully reconstructed the road systems of Spain and Portugal." Given that this has already been successfully done on the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the rail system of Tokyo, Japan we cannot give him a high score for originality. Replication of results is an important part of scientific progress and he has aided that. A story is much more interesting if it is about the hometown, or pennisula, so he has probably interested more local kids in science.
David Sharpe is into replication as well. Catalog and describe similarities in this detail and that of the painting detail in the previous post.
Was it his mother, an old girl friend, a teacher. What woman influenced his vision of the female? Do you recognize when your point of view is distorted? By emotion? By irrelevant history? By inaccurate analogy? Although I tell myself I stand for truth and logic there are alien bits of me that hang on to anger.