Philip Ball – Biography Philip Ball freelance science writer Philip Ball is a renowned science writer and author. He has written extensively on subjects ranging from high-energy physics and materials science to developmental biology to the history and social functions of science. He worked previously as an editor at the science journal Nature for over 20 years. His
“There is so much that is amazing. When Ball tackles issues, any textbook chalkiness gets blown away… For Ball, the possession of agency — and purpose, and even meaning — is precisely how you might characterise life. Life, then, is not the servant of the selfish gene. Life happens at other levels. In the cell.