Walter Russell Mead on the financial crisis creeping up on Europe. Central banks exist precisely to puncture this sort of bubble, but the European Central Bank wasn’t focused on the peripheral European economies. The ECB was looking at the big eurozone economies, especially Germany, which was still struggling with the consequences of unification and where… Continue reading Europe in Crisis?
Sean Carroll has a nice post explaining why the universe cannot be considered a giant black hole: If there’s any quantitative reasoning behind the question (or claim), it comes from comparing the amount of matter within the observable universe to the radius of the observable universe, and noticing that it looks a lot like the… Continue reading Why the Universe is not a black hole….
Steve Matheson continues his chapter-by-chapter critique of Meyer’s Signature in the Cell.
Larry Moran thinks Jerry Coyne stepped in it. Again. I hope this was just an attempt to (over-)simplify evolution for the readers of The Nation. In that case it might be (just) excusable. But I can’t wait until the creationists get a hold of this review. They’ll be delighted to learn that, according to Jerry… Continue reading Coyne v. Futuyma
Apropos the continuing com-storm Ed Feser has stirred up with his critical posts on “intelligent” design (all of which I agree with), I was struck by this passage from John Hedley Brooke’s Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives, which bears up precisely what Ed’s saying: Brooke devoted a chapter to Paley’s approach to natural theology,… Continue reading Brooke on Paley, Design, and all that…