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Your Wild Life

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Meadowcroft

On a recent evening run, down a winding creek trail near my home, I came upon a fox -- so close I could have grabbed his fluffy tail had he not immedi...

Jerry Brown's Big Green Inaugural Week

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown isn't much of a party animal, as his latest low-key inaugural festivities suggest, but he showed again that he does have a knack for making a set of impressions.

The Evidential Reformation: Humanity Comes Of Age

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

The 21st century will be seen as humanity's rite of passage. We're growing up as a species, going through the very same process we've all gone through individually. Our biggest challenge? Idolatry of the written word.

Is Darwinism A Religion?

Michael Ruse | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Is evolution, Darwinian evolution in particular, a religion? To sound like the philosopher that I am, it all depends on what you mean by "religion."

The Far Side Of Religion: Notes On The Prophet Gary Larson

Michael Gilmour | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Ask anyone who read newspapers during the 1980s and '90s and they can recall at least one Far Side cartoon. What is surprising is the extent of the religious material found in these pages.

The Beautiful Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Isolated and immobile due to a debilitating illness, Bailey finds herself in the company of a snail. Observing the snail, she reflects on her own constrictions of mobility, placement and relationships.

Darwinism and the Moral Argument for God

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

The moral argument for the existence of God is popular. If you don't have God, you can't have morality. But if the kind of evolutionary moral naturalism I endorse is true, you can have morality and God doesn't enter into it at all.

Earth Has a Heart -- It's Blue

Sylvia Earle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sylvia Earle

"Green" issues at last are attracting serious attention, but few people are aware of the role the ocean has in maintaining a planet that works in our favor. No ocean, no life. No blue, no green.

Science and the Arts to Meet Up Tonight in New York

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Levere

The worlds of science and the arts -- which don't frequently intersect -- will meet tonight in New York, at the opening gala of the World Science Festival.