Archives for November 23, 2012

Once we all had gills (free book chapter)

Have you heard of the book “Once We All Had Gills: Growing Up Evolutionist in an Evolving World“? Here’s a summary: In this book, Rudolf A. Raff reaches out to the scientifically queasy, using his life story and his growth as a scientist to illustrate why science matters, especially at a time when many Americans…

There is a petition making the rounds which is getting some real support, and that you should sign: Enforce the tax code, and strip violating Religious institutions of their tax exempt 501(c) status. Religious institutions across our great nation serve an important role in community building & out reach, helping the poor & disenfranchised, among…

A Few Good Science Toys

Dinosaur Toys? Glendon Mellow was asking the other day where to get “realistic” or “scientifically accurate” dinosaurs for kids to play with. There are a LOT of “realistic” dinosaur sets out there, but they are for the most part realistic in that they really look like the imagined dinosaurs of the last century and a…