Me encanta este texto por su claridad, sencillez y ausencia de pretensiones, aún más admirable por venir de un profesor de tanta solvencia. Entre tanto vanidoso inflado, la modestia es una virtud que admira y conmueve. Giraldo Alayon García ( San Antonio de los Baños , 5 december 1946 ) is a Cuban arachnologist . He currently works at the Cuban Museum of Natural History in Havana , curator of arachnids. He studied biology at the University of Havana and graduated in entomology (1973). García published his first scientific paper in 1972. He received his doctorate in Biological Sciences also from the University of Havana. He worked for eight years at the former Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences as head of the entomology department. Between 1982 and 1984 he worked as a teacher for a number of universities and high schools, where he taught a variety of subjects including astronomy, biology, physics and English. He was appointed between 1993 and 1995 as a researcher “A” of the Research Center of Quintana Roo in Mexico . It was regularly invited as a guest speaker and gave seminars and lectures on biodiversity and wildlife of Cuba at the universities of Harvard , Yale , Princeton , the American Museum of Natural History , the University of Zaragoza in Spain and at the Carleton University in Ottawa , Canada .