PZ Myers, with more on how he was suckered into appearing in Expelled. We were not indulging in metaphysical speculation — we were actually addressing the stated purpose of our interviews, which we were told were specifically about the intersection of science and religion, not about the scientific validity of intelligent design. We would have… Continue reading
Dan Kennedy on Roger Clemens’ latest woes: I’m a Red Sox fan, and Clemens had some great years in Boston, including his astonishing 1986 season, when he nearly led the Red Sox to a World Series victory. But there were questions about his heart even then, with Clemens and then-manager John McNamara carrying on a… Continue reading
Science Leads You to Killing People?My freshman year in college was when I decided I wanted to write about history and science. In the spring semester of that year, I was taking the second half of Owen Gingerich’s celebrated Science A-17 (The Astronomical Perspective) as part of my core curriculum. Gingerich, who most recently authored… Continue reading
Darwin Catholic: “I try to keep a wary eye on explanations that are too ideologically convenient.” Amen.
Allen MacNeill, with a great piece on Lynn Margulies: It’s very gratifying to see Lynn Margulis finally getting the recognition that she deserves. As the originator of the serial endosymbiosis theory (SET) for the origin of eukaryotes, Lynn’s work provides an excellent example of how ID should (but currently doesn’t) proceed. During the late 1960s,… Continue reading