Archives for February 12, 2013

So, I posted something at Daily Kos you might find interesting: As we wrestle with hard science and hard policy and the interaction between the two, the real problem we face are made much harder to solve because of the seemingly incessant drumbeat of science denialism. Climate change is real and is mainly caused by…

Minnesota has three things you may have heard about: Cold weather, “Minnesota Nice,” and a vigorous training program in Passive Aggressive Behavior (PAB). Unless you know about things, you probably didn’t know any of that.1 The part about the cold weather is neither here nor there with Global Warming causing it to go away. The…

Darwinism, Darwinian, Darwinist

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! Oh, and Abe Lincoln too. For Darwin’s birthday, I want to discuss the uses of the terms “Darwinism, Darwinian, and Darwinist.” Many have written about this and many don’t like any of those words, some seem to equally dislike all three. A couple of years back, writing for the New York…