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Crisis

Imaging, data visualisation, videos and scientific infographics compiled and created by a cardiologist with an interest in science communication and comedy

October 11, 2019

A follow-up to my primitive reflexes video from the start of the year, but this time with normal narration instead of experimental subtitles! Guest starring Medlife Crisis Jnr.

Babies come hardcoded with a constantly updating operating system that has some special features called PRIMITIVE REFLEXES.

These are not mere bonus easter eggs but a key part of gameplay although they are patched after a few months and can no longer be accessed. They exist to help the otherwise very stupid baby find milk and stay close to its mama.

Primitive reflex...

February 28, 2019

Every organism has evidence of evolution's cock ups and humans are awash with overcomplicated solutions to often quite trivial problems. Evolution can't slip into reverse and head back to the drawing board when it becomes apparent it's ballsed things up. If someone designed this, I give them 1 star out of 5 and want my money back.

January 28, 2019

Each of us has a history lesson lurking in our genes. Long dead viruses, jumping parasites and useless wrecks.

January 5, 2019

The YouTube channel 'Primitive Technology' is a phenomenon. Whenever I heard the name I thought of 'primitive reflexes' - the in-built instincts we are born with. So I decided to make a tribute video.

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