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My new book, The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time, was published by Little, Brown last Wednesday and featured on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition today. My main objective in writing the book is to show how evolutionary science can be used to improve our lives in a…

Evolution won’t truly be accepted by the general public until it is communicated through the arts and popular media. Baba Brinkman is leading the way with his Rap Guide to Evolution, which made its debut at the Cambridge Darwin Festival in 2009 and has been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Rachael Maddow Show,…

Science as a Contact Sport

Thanks to the ScienceBlogs community for such a boisterous welcome. For those who object to my metaphor of science as a religion that worships truth as its god, I offer the metaphor of science as a contact sport. We try our best to throw each other to the mat and then good naturedly go out…

This blog marks my move from the Huffington Post to ScienceBlogs. I will always be grateful to HuffPost for introducing me to blogging, but numerous people have advised me that I can reach a larger and more appropriate audience through an outlet such as ScienceBlogs. Thanks to Eric Michael Johnson (“The Primate Diaries“) for the…