New book of interest, The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth by Richard Conniff, comes out in November. Richard has a blog for the book, and he tweets @RichardConniff
Rush Limbaugh “tackles evolution” – here’s a sneak peek:
RUSH: Of course creationism is — but Darwinism is faith, too. That’s my whole point. Darwinism is presented as absolute science, inarguable science, and it’s faith as well. CALLER: It is science. It is science, Rush. There’s a lot of evidence — RUSH: Well, then I’m going to say creationism is a science, intelligent design is a science. If you say my faith isn’t a science, I’m going to say yours isn’t.
Niles Eldredge: How Systematics Became “Phylogenetic” [pdf]
Nature: The Lost Correspondence of Francis Crick (review)
Whewell’s Ghost (@beckyfh): Government funding for ‘pure’ research: an extremely brief and gappy history
Whewell’s Ghost (Will Thomas): Good History and the Virtue of Sisyphus
All You Need to Know About Dinosaurs, courtesy of the ICR
NCSE shares: images of an intelligent design vs. evolution board game from Ray Comfort – go to their Facebook page; Darwin and Scopes in new poll on knowledge of religion; and a Blast From the Past video, “The Case of the Texas Footprints”:
Dinosaur Tracking: The Dinosaurs of Industry
Laelaps: Giraffes – Necks for food or necks for sex?
Paleontology and history of science blogger Mike Bertasso looks like he’s back to blogging since summer is over…
Kele’s Science Blog: Personal Beliefs’ Impact Upon the Synthesis
Read More http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/09/giraffes-necks-for-food-or-necks-for-sex/#ixzz117yR2LJL
Darwin and Gender: Darwin, Henrietta and Tennyson & Female Censorship?
David Quammen: Being Jane Goodall
Info on a (potentially free) book about the postal Darwin (stamps, that is), here
Down the Cellar: Shoehorning science: Darwin and group selection
Darwin has “manly notebooks”
JF Derry: Rich Pickings (about Darwin and whether or not he had Victorian sensibility) & Wars of the Words
The Bubble Chamber: Is Sam Harris on to something? Can science answer moral questions?
Another video, “About the British Geological Survey | 175 years of geoscience”:
And to end, I thoroughly enjoyed this tweet from @theselflessmeme:
Witnessed amazing fight in pub: YOU’RE NOT @#$%ING WELCOME IN MY HOUSE IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN #EVOLUTION!
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