Matthijs Westera


Dream come true in the Royal Museum of Edinburgh, 2009.

I like diversity in people, research and the weather, I like to break habits and snap dry twigs, I like having no internet access, I like wind mills and rows of knotted willows. I like to clear up misconceptions.

I run and cycle, and I love to hike in Scotland. I like to play guitar and listen to metal, or to the soundtrack of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

I want to live forever and emigrate to space (ehm, when it's safe), although I really like our home. I think humans shouldn't eat other animals as there's plenty of nuts, beans and algae to go around. And let's not steal milk from someone else's mother.

I have no choice but to think determinism is necessary for free will.