blog post #400
So this is fun: apparently I’ve been quoted in a best-selling book, Abundance, by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kottler. I got suspicious that it might be a particularly popular book when I started getting quite a few messages about this. Sure enough, it hit the #2 spot on the New York Time’s Best Seller list for hardcover nonfiction back in March.
I’ve been quoted a fair bit around the interwebs, and even in a few books, but this is definitely my first time in a best-seller. Groovy.
I am identified as a “Canadian wellness professional.” Er, okay. I am Canadian. “Wellness professional” is about 18th on my list of titles I might conceivably use to describe myself. But close enough. And the quote? It’s from an early version of the first articles about biology that I ever wrote. The quote no longer appears in quite this form in the current article, but, again, close enough:
How do ten trillion cells even stand up? Even this fairly simple thing of rising up to a height of five or six feet or so is a fairly impressive trick for a bunch of cells who are, individually, no taller than a coffee stain.
I bought the e-book (cheaper at Apple’s ebookstore than Amazon’s, which I notice is becoming more common over time). The quote seems to be embedded in a fairly detailed discussion of biology, so I’m looking forwarding to reading more.
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