Shaun Johnston British, now living in Hudson Valley NY Email address
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In 2013 I will be 74. By education, upbringing and nationality I am British. I am fit and vigorous. I live in the mid Hudson Valley, with destinations in NYC easily available for occasional visits by bus and train. I am looking for new enterprises to exploit the resources listed below: INTELLECTUAL QUALITIES. I am intellectual by temperament. I am a generalist--note the range of items in this site’s menu. I have a leaning towards biology--I studied for a 3-year BSc degree program in biochemistry at University College London-- and communications (I researched and wrote five chapters for a book on the history of conversation). I readily think outside the box--see menu-item “Inventions.” WRITER. I was for six years an inhouse editor-designer-writer for continuing medical education programs for physicians. I have since written five books on evolutionary theory. I write for my web sites. PRINT AND WEB PUBLISHING. My first career was as an advertising and book designer in book publishing. I publish the books I write on evolutionary theory under the imprint “Evolved Self Pubishing” (see under menu-item “Evolved Self”). Since 1994 I have been a web publisher (see first menu-item). I can manage all aspects of web publishing: the writing, design, photography, programming (php/MySQL) and hosting. For site design and maintenance I now use Xara Pro Designer. GRAPHIC DESIGN. Though I had no training in design my first career was as a graphic designer in book publishing. This I have since applied to the Web (see the www.nycgetaways.com family of web guides). MISSION RE EVOLUTION. When I set out to write a utopian novel on evolutionary theory in 1992 I had been a life-long Darwinist. But writing introduced doubts. Since then I have come to see Darwinism as an obstacle to finding new meaning in our origin in evolution. I have assumed the mission of exploring alternatives, along the lines of Lamarckism. This I explore through my website www.takeondarwin.com and my books. The mission of the Take On Darwin website is to encourage humanities students to find new possibilities in our having evolved. SOLO PERFORMANCE--DIALOGUE ON EVOLUTION. I have written and am ready to perform an hour-long play “What it Means We Evolved: a Dialogue Between Darwin and Galileo.” I offer to perform it dressed as Darwin, playing both roles, for humanist groups, philosophy discussion groups, and student groups in or around NYC and the mid Hudson Valley. I also offer the script free for performance by student groups. Script is here.