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About me –

Mary is a sci-fi writer, comic artist, photographer and official Mad Scientist. Is quantumpunk a thing yet? If not, you heard it first here.

She’s fascinated with technology and where it’s taking us, from large-scale space tech like a Stanford Torus to small-scale quantum discoveries and medical technologies like CAR T-cell cancer treatments. New developments offer hope for the future – something we need a lot more of these days.

  • Is anyone out there?

    Is anyone out there?

    The Fermi Paradox has been where the aliens could be for years. No answers yet. Where are they? The Fermi paradox says that scale of the universe and simple probability indicate that intelligent life should be common in our galaxy and beyond. But, as far as we can tell, it’s not. All life seeks to expand. We… Read…

  • The Myth of Overpopulation

    The Myth of Overpopulation

    We lost faith in human progress when we lost faith in humanity. Grandma always liked to talk about that one fine day, back in 1929 … It didn’t start out very well, she was doing a chore she hated, pumping water from the local well and carrying the heavy, unstable bucket back up a steep… Read…

  • Dr. Fauci and the Wayward Deer

    Dr. Fauci and the Wayward Deer

    The quest for a vaccine against all viruses created a Pythonesque tragedy of errors. We’ve all been reading about how COVID is “rampant” among American deer. How they have “stunning” rates of COVID. Absolutely “shockingly high” rates of COVID ! According to one study, SARS-CoV-2 antibodies were detected in one sample of infected American deer was collected before January… Read…