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Douglas Fox
Journalist, Freelance

Douglas Fox is a freelance science and environmental writer whose work has been published in Discover, Esquire and National Geographic magazines, among others. He lives in northern California. 

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Essay/Evolution
Aliens in our midst

The ctenophore’s brain suggests that, if evolution began again, intelligence would re-emerge because nature repeats itself

Douglas Fox