Joined: Jan. 2006
I'll let you into a little secret- my formal education was a chemistry degree, with some modules in geology and management. My main interests just now are history of science and technology, reneacting, historical fencing, trrying to write SF and F, and reading stuff.
So all my biology has been picked up from the same places you've been.
Plus, for maybe 6 out of the past 8 years, I've been arguing with people online. So I've developed a skillset to suit.
I used to post on the Sunday Herald forum in 2002/3, before it got shut down under thread of legal action from some chump called Lord Robertson, remember him, ex NATO head or something.