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Roger Ebert and Evolution - What Does the DNA Tell Us?

James A. Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Roger Ebert was a wonderful film critic and writer. But like many people expressing certainty about the conventional wisdom in a distant field, he was out of his depth.

Does Natural Selection Really Explain What Makes Evolution Succeed?

James A. Shapiro | Posted 10.12.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Did Wallace and Darwin hit the nail on the head and identify the crucial process of biological diversification? To most people, and especially to the evolutionist profession, the answer is so obviously "Yes" that even to pose the question subjects the person asking to abuse.

Joseph Wright of Derby: Painter of Accessible Science

Mario Livio | Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts
Mario Livio

The paintings of Joseph Wright, called the "painter of light" by one of his biographers, provide a breathtaking chronicle of early scientific "outreach" activities.