An Army of…Venus explorers! Glenn Reynold’s chapter on space exploration (“Space: It’s Not Just for Governments Anymore”) in his excellent An Army of Davids made me remember what it was like in 1969, to sit in my parents bedroom and watch that steaming Apollo rocket on the launching pad over Cronkite’s shoulder and the delightful… Continue reading
Is Science Unnatural?I’ve just been reading Robert McCauley’s provocative essay The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of Science, a piece to be included in the forthcoming book Explanation and Cognition from MIT Press. (PDF file is here.) McCauley writes: “…neither the contents of scientific theories that dispute received views nor the forms of thought… Continue reading
There’s a Zoo in My Back Yard I realize some people think Newton, Massachusetts is in the boonies…but in fact I live less than a mile from Boston College, the Massachusetts Turnpike and about two miles from Coolidge Corner. But lately, a lot of critters have been finding the nice big square of grass out… Continue reading
Another scientist looks at the work of William Dembski and finds it…wanting.
I’m just two chapters into Glenn Reynolds’ Army of Davids, and enjoying it. It’s particularly interesting to be reminded of his own history. I forgot Glenn had started as a contributor to Slate’s site before breaking off on his own to start Instapundit. At that same time, the Web had helped me publish my first… Continue reading