Darwin & the Sandwalk 3

Here is one that is just as topical as it was in the 90s. The Marsden Fund is the major fund for ‘blue skies’ (i.e. no immediately applied purpose) science in New Zealand. This year 91% of those that applied failed to get funding! I’m not sure that Charles would…

Darwin & the Sandwalk 2

Another SYSTANZ cartoon from the 90s.

Darwin and the Sandwalk

During the 1990s the Systematics Association of New Zealand was a very active science group with regular conferences and a membership of around 100. SYSTANZ was based around scientists who were interested in systematics (the science of working out evolutionary relationships. There is an old site for SYSTANZ which has…