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Mike McRae

Mike McRae

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Canberra-based science writer Mike McRae started his science career testing other people’s poo in a Queensland medical laboratory. With a passion for education, he jumped ship and found himself teaching science to adolescents in London’s notorious East End, followed by a year touring Australia with Questacon’s Science Circus.

Today he writes and illustrates CSIRO Education’s popular ‘Science by Email’ newsletter while producing radio documentaries for ABC Radio National. Mike is also a regular on the public speaking circuit discussing all things science.

Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideas
Tribal Science: Br...
Mike McRae

When facing off a woolly mammoth, a few spear-wielding friends are more helpful than Darwin’s views on natural selection. Mike McRae argues that humans didn’t evolve to do science, but to get along i ...