When it comes to scientific topics, both scientists and laypeople hide behind the excuse that the general public in this country simply doesn't have the education to process such complex information. This is leading to real problems.
Indeed, together with the Copernican revolution, the Darwinian revolution basically demolished the human anthropocentric view of the universe. The impact of the Darwinian revolution was and still is felt far beyond the boundaries of science.
When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was in London last week attempting to look presidential, he refused to answer even the most basic of policy questions. Although he certainly didn't intend it this way, his non-answer to the query asking about his opinion of the theory of evolution should be long remembered.
Are Republicans and many conservatives in a cult? The thought arose from a letter to the editor of the Scranton Times-Tribune by...
quantum leap; noun. 1. Physics. an abrupt transition of a system from one of its discrete states to another, 2. any sudden and significant change, a...
If one believes in the doctrine of creationism--that God created man--one should also embrace its corollary: that God's creation of humans includes the manifestation of human intelligence to improve life on this planet.
I'm certainly grateful that I have biological impulses to act altruistically, but I'm also aware that I can't rely on them. They won't free me of the fundamental conflict between altruism and selfishness that is wired into my DNA, and they won't enable me to reach beyond my current limitations.
During the late 1980s, my mother heard a radio report about an educational method called "homeschooling." At the time, it was framed as a predominantly religious response in the U.S. to the secularization of schooling. But what mom saw was an opportunity to spend more time raising her children in the way she believed to be best.
Clergy and parishioners have been celebrating Evolution Weekend for a decade. Those who have participated have found their faith to be stronger even while they deepen their understanding of the nature of science.
Recently I traveled up through the Northern Territory near Darwin to a prime site for rock paintings in and around Kakadu National Park. While my visits to expressive rock carvings and paintings were fascinating, I was most interested in seeing the art that is being produced in recent times.
It strongly appears that humans' brains have yet to evolve enough to be fully able to deal with today's very different world of data and information about everybody and everything.
Why do we human beings suffer so much from the demoralizing emotions of guilt, shame and anxiety? Over many centuries, answers have varied from our bi...
It's not that we lack self-discipline or willpower to be successful. The problem is that dieting couldn't be more opposite to how we're evolutionarily designed to survive and function best. Could you ever imagine our distant ancestors going against their biological drive for survival by purposefully eating less food when it was available?
We should better appreciate our avian species and other wildlife diversity around us. We are learning more and more about the origins of our natural world and the interrelationships that collectively provide the essence of life on earth.
For all of the pomp and circumstance a wedding ushers in at the beginning of married life, the conclusion of that same marriage comes completely unadorned. There is no ceremony, no witnesses, no one holding your hand to escort you to your new life.
Though talks of tongue and smell might not be the trendiest of health news at the moment, they are no doubt the senses that are most intimately linked to our nutrition -- and therefore indispensable to our everyday journey towards better health.