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Stress Encourages Growth

Kage Baker was a firm believer in the advantages of carefully regulated stress. “It’s like bonsai,” she explained to me. “Or the espalier principle. All gardening, in fact. You prune branches to reduce unnecessary strain on the plant. You pinch … Continue reading

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Fun With Speciation

Kage Baker was fascinated with the phenomenon of speciation. She loved the idea that there is a constant (by a fairly slow clock) birth of new species out of old ones. Evolution always struck her as a most elegant system, … Continue reading

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