We should be worrying about the more than 100 million Americans who think the earth is 10,000 years old and trying to figure out how that happened. Marco Rubio is simply an expression of that large problem.
Is there a dispute among the theologians about the place of Genesis in scientific questions? Well, today there certainly is. But Augustine and Calvin, two of the greatest theologians ever, agree that Genesis is not a book of science.
Republicans have a very long way to go to move away from being the party of stupid, and they seem to be headed in the wrong direction.
Humans are complex animals. Our intelligence is a complex adaptation. And the diverse and surprising ways in which we use it today suggest that we owe it to more than a handful of simplistic evolutionary scenarios.
In this exciting moment of rapid scientific progress and change, it is paramount that an informed public be a participating partner in the progress of science.
The American people in this election heard the generosity-breeds-dependency philosophy, and they heard Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats say that we are all in this together, that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, that we need to lift each other up.
Dear Waldo, My moron brother Lance is always talking about outer space. He's obsessed with the idea that there's millions and millions of other planets with life on them.
It is clear that our decades of irrelevancy are over now. The last election showed the decline of the Religious Right's power. Not only that, but the mute button is off. We can begin to hear progressive Christian voices.
The science of evolution poses some thorny problems for Roman Catholic tradition. But a new book gives me hope the topic will be more deeply explored by Catholic theologians (and publishers) in the future.
Imagine what the world would look like if this kind of excitement were an ubiquitous part of the classroom experience. Children would grow up equipped to ask hard questions, seek deeper knowledge, take risks, and tackle the challenges before us.
Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.
Obama won't save us. He won't destroy us. America's chilling predicament won't be solved by Democats in power. It wouldn't be solved by Republicans in power. Deliverance comes through hitching our wagon to something much bigger: our expanding universe.
When most people think of evolution, they think of the growth and development of the exterior dimensions of reality. But much less often spoken about is the evolution of our interiors.
Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it might also do us in. A growing body of data suggests that a wide range of ills, from allergies and asthma to metabolic disease and superbugs, may be the consequence of our war on germs.
America is meant to be a major force for good in our world. America does lots of good things now, but when America starts to show it's true character and does the right thing even more often, it will truly shine as a beacon of hope for the world.
The history of science helps explain why the common sense and experiences of our daily lives seem increasingly remote from what contemporary science suggests is actually going on. The more we know, the more mysterious the universe actually seems.