Blog posts are rarely indexed, so someone reading an article may be unaware that there are other entries on similar topics. As a result, I thought it would be helpful to group the titles of posts from my "Natural History, Creation and Religious Conflicts" blog into categories. These are given below, with their URLs.
Food and Unusual Foodstuffs
Nutritious aquatic insects
Eating slugs – and a fascinating defence mechanism
Mackerel: easy to catch, good to eat – and beautifully designed
Why not eat sea anemones?
Mushrooms – tasty, hallucinogenic and deadly
The evolution of our diet
Being inspired by Frank Buckland... ...with ideas for controlling Grey Squirrels and Canada Geese
Elders and brambles: foods and mythologies
Nature and Art
Seasilk the Natural History of an unusual textile
Fungi and Art
Brilliant illustrations of organisms
Where science meets art – the usefulness and beauty of nature printing
Blaschka Glass models – the art of Natural History
Life and Death
Capital Punishment and the tragedy of Edith Thompson
Fear of death
What is life (are we alone)?
Witnessing a killing
The Origin of Life
"......life is moving peacefully towards its close"
Two paintings – two aspects of Nature
Do souls have wings?
Giotto, Angels, and Heaven
Crows and impending doom
Sargent's portrait of Edmund Gosse
Edmund Gosse on an "accidental portrait" of his father
Nature and identity: the links between a painting and a symphony
Hockney, Elgar and dead trees
Nature and Music
Elgar, soul and neuroscience
The Banks of Green Willow
Edward Elgar, Ken Russell, and me
Nature and awe
Solitary walks in Nature
Durham Cathedral is awesome...
The Natural History of the Unusual
The amazing three-toed sloth
Barnacles from space?
We can't exist without slime
Earthworms play "a more important part in the history of the world than most persons would at first suppose" (Charles Darwin)
Cat fleas and chegoes: amazing examples of evolution
The Natural History of the Unmentionable
More on the Natural History of the Unmentionable
Impressive sea foams
Sea anemones in ice?
Slugs that glide, use "smoke screens" – and can swim
Walking on water
Plagues of flies
Shells, floats and an interesting association
Parachutes and wingsuits
Mermen and mermaids
Drinking water and the "miraculous" power of sand
An extraordinary alga
Strange Winged Creatures
Noah's Ark – a likely story?
Biblical birds, reptiles and .... dragons
Natural History – as valuable as Biomedicine
"Natural History is the handmaid to the study of medicine and surgery"
Charles Waterton and Medicine
The Dark Ages and Islamic Medicine
Wart cures and our powers of imagination
Creation and Evolution
Torquay, Philip Henry Gosse, and Creation
Rock pools, restoration and Creationists
Trying to understand Creationism
Creation or evolution (again)? – the strange life of hydrothermal vents
Looking at gulls – evidence of a God, or not?
Creation or evolution?
The blindness of a Creationist
The evolution of a fascinating mutualism
How did humans become such unique animals?
"When believing in Creation seems like an easy option"
Changing one's mind about Creation – or not
Two bugs, predation and evolution
Aristotle, Natural History and Evolution
Caddis flies, earrings and evolution
Famous Natural Historians
Charles Waterton's encounter with an orangutan
What to wear on the shore
Women on the shore
Charles Waterton, taxidermy and the "Nondescript"
A famous "ride" – Charles Waterton and the Cayman
Gosse, Elgar and the wonders of microscopy
Philip Henry Gosse and Nature
In praise of Leslie Jackman
E Ray Lankester and Henry Gosse
Connections: Henry Gosse, Charles Waterton and the Peales of Philadelphia
A moving discovery in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Rotifers, Henry Gosse, and me
Religion and Religious Beliefs
Cosmology, theistic force and human imagination
The pain of uncompromising religious beliefs
Emily Gosse – a notable evangelical Christian and writer of tracts
David Attenborough and the John Frum cult
Families and religious differences
Two wives in Heaven
"Mainstream" Natural History
Monarchs and milkweeds – wonders of Nature
Stories of kingfishers
Being fooled by bee flies
Garden plants, seeds and being unnatural
Why Drosophila is so interesting
Giant albatrosses: mythology and mastery of flight
What's not to like about bats?
Putti and bumblebees
Why does the Comma have a comma?
Watching azure damsels
The Future of Natural History
Where is Biology heading?
The decline of Natural History
Eccentricity and Natural History
Sherlock Holmes, fairies and our imagination
Meadows, lawns and human eccentricity
Two wonderful Museums – and mention of another
Decoration in humans and other animals
The beginning and the end of the Anthropocene
Limpets and F1 cars
Beautiful streams and rivers – good places to discharge sewage?
"All Nature is marvellous" – Aristotle, Pliny the Elder, and credulity
Our fascination with dinosaurs
Looking at the countryside from railway carriages
Discovering John Betjeman
Burns and basilisks
Aunts and time
Coming up for air
In praise of scholarship
Ammarnäs and Renforsen
Looking back on Academic Life