chris jones

Welcome to my revised website. If you know where you're going, the navigation tabs above are ready. If not, I really can't help you.

If you've stumbled in here from the Wider Web and aren't sure if this is where you want to be, allow me to briefly introduce myself. I'm a Professor in (and formerly chair of) the Department of Biological Sciences at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. If you're looking for some other Christopher Jones, best of luck.

Here's a thought for today (and for the ages) on mankind. Caveat lector.

"Do you believe," said Candide, "that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?"

"Do you believe," said Martin, "that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?"

"Yes, without a doubt," said Candide.

"Well, then," said Martin, "if hawks have always had the same character why should you imagine that men may have changed theirs?"

— Voltaire, Candide