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Dan Falk
Writer, Freelance
Dan Falk is a science journalist based in Toronto. His books include The Science of Shakespeare (2014) and In Search of Time (2008). He also co-hosts BookLab, a podcast that reviews popular science books.

Written by Dan Falk

Essay/
History of Science
Armchair science

Thought experiments played a crucial role in the history of science. But do they tell us anything about the real world?

Dan Falk

Essay/
Deep Time
Last hominin standing

Was human evolution inevitable, or do we owe our existence to a once-in-a-universe stroke of luck?

Dan Falk

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