Science has been our god. In the variety of its power it has preserved, comforted, healed, warmed, fed and entertained us and we have felt free to criticize and occasionally reject it as men have always rejected their gods, but in the knowledge that despite our apostasy, this deity, our creature and our slave, would still provide for us; the anaesthetic for the pain, the spare heart, the new lung, the antibiotic, the moving wheels and the moving pictures. The light will always come on when we press the switch and if it doesn’t we can find out why.

–PD James, The Children of Men

This blog is by Charles. Charles has worked for many years as a research scientist into neglected tropical diseases. Based in France, he classes himself as an <<ecrivain torturé>> which translates loosely to science writer. He writes about science, global health, tropical and infectious diseases and from time to time, talks about himself in the third person. Get more of Charles through the internets:

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