Dr. Hedin's course at Ball State University on the "Boundaries of Science" remains in the news, with the New Atheists waging a war of words with the fellows at the Discovery Institute. I often find myself caught between the extreme views coming from these opposing armies in the science culture wars.
Physicist Eric Hedin is headlining the Culture Wars right now because of his class at Ball State University on the "Boundaries of Science." Critics charge Hedin with promoting religion, noting that his syllabus is clear that he believes science provides pointers to God and that biological evolution is inadequate.
This is number two in my series on epigenetic control of genome restructuring and hereditary transmission of traits modified by life history events. We are going to take a detour through some classic bacterial genetics history, but it will ultimately bring us back, with new insights, to epigenetic regulation.