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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation now retired
Location Lyon, France
Introduction 40 years of teaching (& lab working on) evolutionary biology - and enjoying both sides of academic work each & every day. Now turning bald, hunchbacked and toothless with age, but keeping that > 50 years old happy balance within my merry combination of prolonged (more & more so) infantilism and premature (less & less so) senility!
Interests Biological evolution, sociobiology, atheism, Indo-European mythologies, Ancient History, medieval History, 18th Century History, Ancient Wargaming, medieval Wargaming, 18th Century Wargaming, Lace Wars, Imagi-Nations, Designing 18th C. fictitious armies & uniforms.
Favorite Movies The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Forbidden Planet, Barbarella, Predator 1, Aliens, Quest for Fire, La Guerre du Feu, Excalibur, Conan the Barbarian, The 13th warrior, Kagemusha, Aguirre, Scarlet Empress, L'Impératrice Rouge, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Le Pacte des Loups, Dien-Bien-Phu, The silence of the lambs
Favorite Music Britton, Celtic, Provence, Limousin, Catalan, flamenco, Maghreb, Lappish, medieval, Cantigas de Santa Maria, Hildegard von Bingen, Child ballads, Tandaradey, Truthfull Fields, Martin Carthy, Luke Kelly, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Azam Ali, Al Andaluz Project, Arany Zoltan, Le Poème Harmonique, Malicorne, Mediaeval Baebes, Annwn, Garmarna, Hagalaz' Runedance, Nebelhexe, Heather Dale, Lisa Gerrard, Loreena McKennitt, Trobar de Morte, Wardruna, Qntal, Omnia, Faun, Haggard, In Extremo, Corvus Corax, Asonance, Spiritual Kvintet, Arkona, Rabenschrey, Leçons de Ténèbres, Inkubus Sukkubus, Ordo Funebris, Artesia, Dark Sanctuary, Anna von Hausswolff, Nocturnal Depression, Sopor Aeternus, Nargaroth, Tristania, Theatre of Tragedy, Pink Flyod, KLF, British Metal, Arch Enemy, Rock 'n Roll from 1954-1960, Stray Cats, Leonard Cohen, PJ Harvey
Favorite Books The War Game, The Collapse of Chaos, Figments of Reality: the evolution of the Curious Mind, Unweaving the rainbow, The God Delusion, Qui est Dieu ?, L'invention du monothéisme, l'agression monothéiste, Mémoires d'Hadrien, Salammbô, The Black Company, Arrows of the Queen, Transit to Scorpio, H.P. Lovecraft, Jean Ray