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Report on Lecture, "In Search of Sanctuary! Is it in the biologist's contract to inform and lead public policy and law towards environmental sustainability?", Brendan Price, the founder of the Irish Seal Sanctuary, and marine...
The second of two reports on the IBIOLI members visit to Birr Castle Demesne, Co. Offaly, on July 16th 2016. At Birr, there is an extensive science centre with exhibitions covering the Parson’s family’s achievements...
The first of two reports on the IBIOLI's excursion to Birr Castle Gardens and the Birr Telescope, on July 16th 2016. Invigorated by the wonderful offerings at the Birr Castle Cafe we set off on...
Report on Lecture: "The Value of Pollinators", that presented some startling facts on the decline in pollinator numbers and the potential impact on production and yields of many crops totally familiar to us. She conveyed...
In 2015 the Institute of Biology of Ireland formulated an annual Memorial Prize & Medal Award, in honour of the late Professor Michael Hennerty, UCD. ...
The Institute of Biology of Ireland awarded gold medals to the highest performing students in this year’s Leaving Certificate Biology examinations at a ceremony in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin on November 20th 2015....
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Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose.

- Richard Dawkins

In biology, nothing is clear, everything is too complicated, everything is a mess, and just when you think you understand something, you peel off a layer and find deeper complications beneath. Nature is anything but simple.

- Richard Preston

Nothing in Biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution.

- Theodosius Dobzhansky

Evolution is cleverer than you are.

- Francis Crick

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

- Albert Einstein

Biology is the most powerful technology ever created. DNA is software, protein are hardware, cells are factories.

- Arvind Gupta

The study of butterflies—creatures selected as the types of airiness and frivolity—instead of being despised, will some day be valued as one of the most important branches of Biological science.

- H. W. Bate
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