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Archives for June, 2007

Today in Science (0630)

Today in Science (0629)

Shermer defends Dawkins Badly

In January, Michael Shermer reviewed Dawkins’ The God Delusion (TGD) for Science (see here). This weeks edition features a letter by Martinez Hewlett (Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona) which argues two points: firstly, that Dawkins’ book is not a work of science, and secondly, that it is a poor piece of philosophy (a…


One of a set of red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) triplets born at Palm Beach Zoo last month. The species is critically endangered with approximately 1000 remaining on Madagascar. Kind of screams for a LOLlemur caption, now doesn’t it?

Today in Science (0628)

Mesozoic Mind

Behe takes two on the chin

The negative reviews of Behe’s Edge of Evolution continue. Kenneth Miller has a review in this week’s Nature and Richard Dawkins will have one in next New York Times Sunday Book Review (available here for NYTimes Select customers). From the former: Behe, incredibly, thinks he has determined the odds of a mutation "of the same…

Today in Science (0627)

Today in Science (0626)

Moment of Elephant Zen