February 02, 2009
Evolution in action

A common refrain I hear from scientists when another political controversy over the teaching of evolution arises is that they need to do a better job of explaining what they do and why it matters. Well, when the scientists get serious about that, I suggest they give the Chron's Eric Berger a call, because as his Sunday page one story shows, he knows how to talk about evolution in a way that will feel important and relevant to anyone whose mind isn't set against it. You can give him an "attaboy" here if you're so inclined. Regardless, read the story, and share it with whoever you know that needs to read it. Muse has more.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 02, 2009 to Technology, science, and math

If you care about evolution, forget about reading newspaper reporters' scribs. Read the science magazines instead. New Scientist, for instance, has a great article (in anticipation of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth) about how evolutionary theory has evolved far, far beyond Darwin's imaginings. It is extremely exciting, unless you allow yourself to be misled by the title "Darwin Was Wrong". They used that title largely as an attention-grabber.

Posted by: Dale on February 2, 2009 9:05 AM
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