Telmo Pievani, an award-winning evolutionist and philosopher of science, is Professor of Philosophy of the Biological Sciences at the University of Padua. He is also director of Pikaia, the evolution portal. He contributes to Corriere della Sera, Le Scienze, Micromega and L’Indice dei Libri. A prolific author, his latest book is Serendipità. L'inatteso nella scienza (2021).