Newsflash: Both Parties Struggle with Science

It is a shopworn cliché that Republicans are anti-science, and to be sure, I do wish that more Republicans would accept that evolution is the best explanation out there (by a lot) regarding the origins of life. But while Democrats are more than willing to make fun of Republicans regarding evolution, they are a whole …

The Latest Attack on Darwin

I have written in the past on what I think that creationism offers the educational experience; namely, nothing. In my blog post, I noted that "the Supreme Court’s holding in Edwards v. Aguillard tells us that teaching creationism as a way of explaining the actual origins of the Earth is contrary to the First Amendment." In order to …

Nothing Is Written

I enjoyed reading this book review of the great and good Paul Johnson's Darwin: Portrait of a Genius. The following passage was particularly arresting:. . . Darwin was born into a highly literate and distinguished family, some members of which are the focus of biographical studies in their own right. He was the grandson of Erasmus Darwin on …