Friday, October 18, 2013

One of the simple pleasures...

...of being in England is watching David Attenborough on the BBC in his native land. 

It might sound silly, but there is something special about having just passed through the Natural History Museum in London and watch him walk the same halls to show the world a fossil. 

Or walk one of the canals near Oxford and see him punt along a similar-looking canal to find a lamprey.

When people ask me my scientific goals in life, my answer has been the same for a long time:

Do something that David Attenborough would care about. 

He is 87 now. His gait is more labored, but his shirts are still blue and his curiosity is unabated.

As inspiring as ever.

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