Author Archives: Visakan Veerasamy

About Visakan Veerasamy

I work at ReferralCandy, write at PoachedMag and blog at... here. This is my blog. You can find me on Twitter at @visakanv. I deactivated my Facebook account a while ago because the noise was too much for me to handle. How does this authorship nonsense work?

Lewis Thomas – Ceti

The following is the ninth essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Ceti Tau Ceti is a relatively nearby star that suffi-ciently resembles our sun to make its solar system … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – Vibes

The following is the eighth essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Vibes We leave traces of ourselves wherever we go, on whatever we touch. One of the odd discoveries … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – The Technology of Medicine

The following is the seventh essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. The Technology of Medicine Technology assessment has become a routine exercise for the scientific enterprises on which the … Continue reading

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Your frustration is valid, but your response isn’t helping you.

Visakan Veerasamy’s answer to: If you could write a 10 note to your younger self, what would you say? Your frustration is valid, but your response isn’t helping you. —When I was younger, I was very angry with the world, … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – An Earnest Proposal

The following is the sixth essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. An Earnest Proposal There was a quarter-page advertisement in the London Observer for a computer service that will … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – The Music Of This Sphere

The following is the fifth essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. The Music of This Sphere It is one of our problems that as we become crowded together, the … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – A Fear Of Pheromones

The following is the fourth essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. A Fear of Pheromones What are we going to do if it turns out that we have pheromones? … Continue reading

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