A Wonderful video discussion between Steven Pinker and Richard Dawkins on the genius of Charles Darwin.
So, the new Darwin movie, Creation, staring Jeniffer Connelly and her husband Paul Bettany looks ridiculous: Darwin is writing a book that is going to “Kill God!” and be the most “Explosive book of all time!” (Apparently the book is filled with some kind of Metaphysical TNT.) But, I don’t mean that in a bad… [Read More]
The above cover of the New Scientist has been rightfully bashed by T. Ryan Gregory of Genomicron. Fundamentally, Darwin was right about his two big ideas that really matter: common descent and natural selection. To say “Darwin was wrong”, even within the article’s context, is nonsense. The fact that it will undoubtedly be taken to… [Read More]
Genomicron gives a rundown on the history of preDarwinian evolutionary theory. Does Darwin deserve all this credit?
John Hawks points out that the majority of High School English Classes are devoid of any serious selections from non-fiction: I want to point out something else: scientific writing of the 1800’s (and I would add the 1700’s to this) is still broadly relevant today. Thoreau is often taught in high school, in a relatively… [Read More]
3 of the current Republican Candidates for President don’t believe in evolution. One of them, Mike Huckabee, is ever becoming a major contestant. A little while back, The Proletariat had an interesting post that discussed Darwinism, evolution, Marxism, and Religion on his blog in response to an article in the Journal of International Socialist Review… [Read More]