Wo-ho… Radio

August 18th, 2005

It may not be the best book that I’ve ever read, but it certainly inspired some thought and reactions. Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear is certainly one of the most intriguing books that I’ve read recently. It delivers one future possibility that we may or may not discover to be true: maybe evolution doesn’t only occur through gradual steps. The book challenges the current paradigm by questioning our knowledge of evolution, and asking scientists to search for a more complete explanation of how we and other animals on this planet have evolved.

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Papal Perplexment

August 12th, 2005

An article in Science magazine discusses recent developments with regards to the view of evolution by the Catholic church. Last week Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna, made the statement in the New York Times that he did not believe that the church could abide by the views of neo-Darwinism. I’m guessing that neo-Darwinism refers to the evolution of organisms over time due to random genetic mutation (of which Darwin had no concept when writing On the Origin of Species).

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The Intelligent President

August 4th, 2005

Ok, so I don’t post for weeks, and suddenly twice in one week. Well, some topics just shouldn’t be passed up. A fellow compatriot in the blogosphere sent me this story. It has people all up in arms because of the implied support by our president of teaching intelligent design in schools. I’d like to suggest that maybe el presidente does believe in intelligent design, but that’s not what he said during the press conference.

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Where do I go Now…

August 3rd, 2005

This summer is an amazingly intense time for me. I’m working on the dissertation that will allow me to enter the hallowed halls of brainiacs around the world (or are they all just really hard-workers?). I’m trying to get my radio show more exposure and am working hard at various related improvements. I’m also travelling more than I’ve ever travelled, and I’m getting ready to go to New York for three months. I don’t know how I’ll keep the show going while I’m across the country from both my co-host and our studio, but we’re looking at various options that are only available due to the advances of technology.

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