The (one non-redundant) definition of poetry according to dictionary.com: “
My favorite definition of science according to dictionary.com:
I believe both science and poetry to be rhythmical and systematic, and certainly rigorous as well as imperfect, addressing challenging paradigms and drowning out the noise that doesn’t relate. Thus, I created this blog to share my understanding of the world which is guided in part by these principles, using the written word as a medium and both poetry and scientific understanding as a paradigm. And also to share certain events in my life, on a similar note.
Please, enjoy, and any feedback is appreciated!
My name is Kris Barnes, I’m a neuroscience PhD student at Weill Cornell University in Manhattan. Currently I am studying how the early nervous system develops, and in my free time I like to read about science, history and modern affairs as well as workout/climb/do acro yoga.
My intellectual interests (which I’ll probably be compelled to write about in this blog):
- neuroscience (cognitive, evolutionary, systems and cellular)
- developmental biology
- aging physiology and preventative medicine
- human genetics and personalized medicine
- organizational theory and economics
- Evolutionary psycho-history and motivating factors for both groups and individuals.
I’m training in my spare time to go into management consulting after my PhD; the evolving intellectual nature of business thought and its juxtaposition to the life sciences business is perhaps one of the most intriguing things to me as it is where #5 and #6 really meet #1-4 and more.
Some other random facts about me:
Age: 14.5 (martian years)
Favorite life hack: Hard exercise, ketogenic cookies
Favorite animal: Gibbon
Best physical skills: Trampoline, limbo
Current (and for the past 2 years) life goal: Touch my toes
Games I play: Brood war, Overwatch
Favorite character in Overwatch: Tracer
Worst Fear: Neurodegeneration (in particular brain eating amoebas)
Inspirations: Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, John Sulston, Sydney Brenner, Santiago Ramon y Cajal.
Favorite poet: Rumi (Jalal al Din)
Favorite philosophy book: Tao Te Ching
My me ^