Cover image "Cosmogenesis" by ვილი [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ab initio is a Latin phrase meaning "from the beginning", commonly used in science, law, and philosophy to start an argument from first principles. That phrase reflects the spirit of the short, to-the-point pieces in this blog: to question assumptions, to build discussions, and to spark debates about the role of science in society and the duty scientists have to their communities.