Evolving Viewpoint

July 25th, 2007

One of the perks of having a science radio show is that from time to time I receive books on fascinating subjects. The better part of the equation is that now that I am finished with my dissertation, I once again have time to read books I find interesting. I’m going to do my best to review these books as time allows. Hopefully, I’ll give those of you who read this little blog an idea of whether or not they might be worth your time.

I recently received a book (well, ok, I requested it from the publisher… but, they did send it to me!) , called “40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, OxyContin, And Other Oddities On Trial In Pennsylvania“, on the Kitzmiller v. Dover Board of Education case that took place in Dover, Pennsylvania in 2005. If you are not familiar with the case, it was the most widely publicized lawsuit regarding the teaching of creationism in public schools since the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925.

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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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