Life is beautiful - with Ursula Goodenough

Tiny Living Beings by Julia Van Etten

Episode notes
Dr. Ursula Goodenough has a scientific career that spans six decades, numerous accolades, and is a writer of both textbook and popular science books. But her crowning achievement is being a guest on this podcast. This week, Ursula and I have a conversation that covers topics like algal research, work-life balance, science communication and story telling, life-changing microscopy finds, why sex is so prevalent in nature, and relatedly--Richard Gere. We also discuss her book, The Sacred Depths of Nature, and what it means to be of the religious naturalist orientation. I highly recommend this book as a thought-provoking, yet easy-to-read history of life and evolution and our personal connections to the great mysteries of the universe.Ursula Goodenough is a professor e ...   ...  Read more