Saturday, January 19, 2013

Aaron Swartz:Open Access

I really feel sad that we have a second post on loss of another precious life at a very short interval. I trust that knowledge of any individual is an accumulation of experiences, learning's, discoveries of many others of own and that of earlier and next generations. One can enrich this world by sharing it. Hope the life of Aaron Swartz inspires us to carry forward his vision. To know more on Aaron Swartz, please visit the following link (thanks to Prof. Jonathan Eisen, UC Davis)

The Tree of Life: RIP: Aaron Swartz (collection of news stories, articles, etc)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Respectful Adios

(photo credit to the web page of Dr. Carl Woese, The school of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
I feel as if I have lost a long known friend, but really Dr. Carl Woese is a teacher (like Dronocharya to Ekalavya in Mahabharata) not only to me, but to many microbiologists around the world. I do not know him personally, but that does not diminish my anguish at this moment. He was a pioneer who saw more than what others were seeing into the microbial world. Though i am aware that none and nothing can prevent the functioning of kalachakra, i wish that his inquisitive mind motivate us to continue the exploration into the unseen and unknown microbial world.