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Intelligent Design is Not Enough

Discover the true source of creation here. “Let us remember that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel. We feel strongly that the overwhelming ... Read More »

New edition of The End of Oil raises red flags

Paul Roberts' "The End of Oil" has come out in paperback with a new afterword that is hardly comforting. Read More »

There’s an elephant in the china shop of science

That is the warning sounded by Chris Mooney in his upcoming book The Republican War on Science. Read More »

Thoughts on a rejection: Where will future critical thinkers come from?

...an organization that once took the lead in promoting innovative and critical thinking can no longer justify the risks.... Read More »

Save Our Science Teachers

Real education, i.e. the process of learning to think critically, suffers from the increasing trend toward teaching to the test, and no subject suffers more than science. Read More »

Nature Out of Place by Roy and Jason Van Driesche

New books remind me of older books that still deserve attention, such as this excellent and readable title. Read More »

Motivated by the Spotlight on Intelligent Design: A Review of SUDDEN ORIGINS by Jeffrey Schwartz

Since we are spotlighting the Intelligent Design sideshow in Kansas, I review an important but overlooked book. Read More »

You Don’t Have To Be… To…

I usually post in the Books area, but I wanted to share something from popular culture that has always amused me. In writing the monthly newsletter for my Science Shelf website, I always try to come up with an enticing title. Since I was featuring a book about a rocket scientist and some books written for The World Year of ... Read More »

Bad News from the Deep Ocean plus a related book review

Objective scientists recognize a drumbeat of warning from a variety of sources. Special interests still engage in wishful thinking. Read More »

Book Review: BEATING BACK THE DEVIL by Maryn McKenna

In this compelling book, readers relive events that made or are still making history and discover the human back stories. Read More »