>>The ordinary gives the world its existence, the extraordinary its value.
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                                                                                                                   Oscar Wilde



People have sometimes asked me why I am interested in so many seemingly diverse topics such as unsolved riddles of evolution, different philosophies of biology, phenomena in near-death states, out-of-body experiences, the sudden whitening of hair after emotional shock, and parapsychology including its history and the study of mediumship.

For me, all these topics are part of biology. They all concern the study of living organisms, and approaches to interpret their existence in the best possible way.

I am convinced that by studying frontier areas of biology and issues typically not covered by standard biological courses and textbooks, we can learn a lot about organisms including human beings, and about nature as a whole.


This website contains an overview on my areas of research and related publications.


Tail feather of a Palawan peacock-pheasant.
(Photo and editing: M. Nahm)