The top 10 verbs in the English language are all irregular, even though irregular verbs make up only 3 per cent of the language.
I enjoyed mathematics from a very young age. At the beginning of college, I had this illusion, which was kind of silly in retrospect, that if I just understood math and physics and philosophy, I could figure out everything else from first principles.
Much of contemporary science is really the length and shadow of the technology we apply.
One of the central mysteries of biology is why the genome is largely identical from cell to cell, even though cells do different things.
The immune system constantly creates genes on the fly that are specific to the things that show up in the body. It's amazing.