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Why are Americans skeptical of some scientific ideas?

A recent poll indicates that Americans are skeptical of evolution by natural selection, global warming, and the big bang theory. Surprisingly (for me, anyway), the biggest scientific loser is the big bang, with 51% of the respondents skeptical that the universe was created approximately 14 billion years ago. 1,192 more words

Astronomy

Scientific Orthodoxy

By Myrna Perez Sheldon 

The phrase “scientific orthodoxy” sounds like an oxymoron. Many don’t think that the words science and orthodoxy make any kind of sense together. 367 more words

University Events

"Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"*...

A newly discovered dinosaur species that paleontologists have dubbed the “chicken from hell” is among the largest feathered dinosaurs ever found in North America.

The 11-foot-long (3-meter-long), 500-pound (225-kilogram) 

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A Message from Jared Diamond, author of The Third Chimpanzee For Young People

By Jared Diamond, author of The Third Chimpanzee for Young People: On the Evolution And Future of the Human Animal (Seven Stories, April 2014).

One day, when my twin sons were in middle school, they came home from school angry with me.  460 more words

Author Articles

How Isaac Newton became a scientific genius roughly 100 years after his death

The text of this post is exerpted from the chapter ‘Genius’ in the book Newton: the making of genius by Patricia Fara. Some parts have been paraphrased. 685 more words

Technology

Dieting Deafness Away

I’m sure some of you have heard of London-based undertaker William Banting (1797-1878), who was the first to popularize a low-carb diet that formed the basis of modern-day diets (think Atkins). 875 more words

History Of Medicine

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"*...

From the good folks at Chrome Experiments, a wonderfully-informative interactive map of the stars in our corner of the universe.  Readers can zoom around our galaxy at “ 112 more words