There’s a great collection of the art — paleoart — by John Gurche in this article on Discover Magazine. Gurche combines the rare skills of a strong science education, interest in human origins, and a master-craftsman’s skills as an artist to recreate what our ancient human ancestors might have looked like. I have an interesting… [Read More]
One of my favorite Richard Pryor jokes has always been from Hear No Evil, See No Evil when he finds out he “isn’t white”. We may be finding ourselves in a similar place. Pluto isn’t a planet. And Pterodactyls aren’t dinosaurs. What the hell is going on? Screw you, science! Does Dad know? What Makes… [Read More]
It’s enough to make a Pleistocene racist have a heart attack: Neanderthals making love to Humans, Humans making love to Denisovans, Neanderthals and Denisovans, and more! from John Hawks: The picture of Pleistocene human evolution has come rapidly into focus during the last two years. Before the last 30,000 years, the world was full of… [Read More]
According to an article at Science Daily, (as of 2007) only 28% of American’s qualify as “Scientifically Literate”, which they weakly define as able to watch a Nova episode and understand the terms used. If true, this is frightening. Then again, I just wrote a post on my other blog called Diet Pseudoscience, Falsification, &… [Read More]
A collection of videos with Astrophysicist, and master teacher, Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the majesty of nature, the beauty of science, the fact that he’s an agnostic (who is claimed by Athiests), naming rights, how religion erodes science, and other fun shit… “I bask in the majesty of the cosmos” — Neil DeGrasse Tyson
This is the Phoenix edition of the Four Stone Hearth. It’s 100th installment saw the relinquishing of power of the original editor in chief, Martin Rundkvist of aardvarchaeology. I want to extend my thanks to Martin for turning the Four Stone Hearth into the shining example of what is possible with a Blog Carnival. We… [Read More]
It’s growing. And I’m all in favor of it. Canton is part of a peaceful insurgency in science that is beginning to pry open an endeavor that still communicates its cutting-edge discoveries in much the same way it has since Ben Franklin was experimenting with lightning. Papers are published in research journals after being reviewed… [Read More]
John Hawks on Carl Wieman: Wieman’s initiative at UBC is now looking at how to implement discipline-based education research. He says that science teaching is already beginning to change as the university community learns that becoming an expert is not only about the factual knowledge of a subject. He pointed to the humanities as a… [Read More]
Lealaps discusses what the future of science blogging might be.
Dr. Seuss goes Science and Slams Intelligent Design in a fun slide show.