A little about me...

I'm delighted you are here. Now we can learn together!

My name is Rogelio Velez Mendoza, but my friends call me Roge. I've been writing—or at least learning to—for a while now. I'm a journalist and a historian, and I have been a big science enthusiast since reading Carl Sagan's Cosmos back in the mid-90s (Yes, I'm getting old). I'm writing from Canada and hoping to reach some other science nerds out there and those who want to discover fun stuff about it. I recently finished a Master's in History and Philosophy of Science, but I'm no expert. I just want to convey a few things of what I've learned about science and its history while exploring and learning from some of the most exciting research out there. 

If you have a particular topic or research you would like to discuss or share, let me know. We can figure something out. 


Where in the Whole Sort of General Mish Mash has this been all my life?

I've been reading Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The Complete Trilogy of Five) for the first time. For me, it was one of those books everybody likes and recommends, but I never got around to it. Well, now I know what the fuss was about. Like all great science fiction, the book makes you question what we take for granted, all while making you literally laugh out loud. If you haven't read it, I recommend reading in a British accent (maybe some RP with a bit of Cockney thrown in there for good measure). 

"...if human beings don't keep exercising their lips, their brains start working."