Simon Ings

Simon Ings is an English novelist and science writer living in London. He was born in July 1965 in Horndean and educated at Churcher's College, Petersfield and at King's College London and Birkbeck College, London.


Toğrul Qurbanovhas quoted2 years ago
Under the aegis of such men, it was impossible to push the debate into specialist territory, or even ask hard factual questions. All the geneticists could do was argue for the ‘practicality’ of their own research, while their opponents the Lysenkoites barracked them for studying a useless fly, Drosophila, while they, the Lysenkoites, busied themselves with tomatoes, potatoes and other useful plants and animals.
Toğrul Qurbanovhas quoted2 years ago
The Germans, fighting from house to house and from staircase to staircase, joked bitterly that they had seized the kitchen but were still fighting for the living room. And at last, in January 1944 – a moment of huge psychological importance – Leningrad was freed
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