My name is Cole Mathis. I am a graduate student studying the origin of life at Arizona State University. This is a place for me express thoughts which are not always scientific, and may include my other interests such as music, art, philosophy, culture, backpacking, traveling, and other forms of human creativity. I am fascinated by the interface between reality and perception. The content of this blog will be largely uncited, and almost certainly not peer reviewed, accordingly, all statements should be assumed to be opinions, hypotheses, or conjectures unless otherwise noted.