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Scientific Theory

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.

Higgs Boson, a History

Amir Aczel | Posted 10.10.2012 | Science
Amir Aczel

The story of the Higgs boson involves a major quest that began with the Babylonians and Egyptians and continued to the ancient Greeks, the Arabs, medieval Europe, and on through the 19th century to our own time.

The Journey to Unbelief

Nicholas Warner | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Nicholas Warner

As a humanist, I value the remarkable achievements of science and what we have come to understand about the universe and I equally treasure the human experience of that universe.

Theory -- A Word That Gets No Respect

Michael D. Fayer | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Michael D. Fayer

When a body of tested scientific knowledge is said to be "only a theory," the scientific meaning of the word is perverted with the effect of trivializing issues that may have life and death consequences for the entire world.

The Power of Science

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Dr. Dean Ornish

As we move into an era of politics in which facts seem increasingly irrelevant, the scientific method requires scientists to defend their work. And although scientists can often be as resistant to new ideas as anyone, the process of science ensures that good ideas and theories prevail.

Dawkins at Duke: Just the Facts, Ma'am

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

At times, with its mention of Web sites and the suggestion that people organize and send money, Richard Dawkins' lecture on Sunday had the feel of a political rally. Most of the time, however, it was pretty glorious science.

Ending the Pornography of Creation

Bill Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Allen

Now is the time to confront one of the major myths perpetuated by the previous anti-intellectual, anti-science regime. Now is the time to keep science in science class and keep religion out.